No that's not it.
It's very vague which is the main problem, but even if it was milsim guess what? Those milsim players aren't playing anymore.
Less players mean less profits for fields, which means they close and that means less places to play in general.
Guess what markers are also milsim? Rentals Guess who makes the most profit for a field? Renters
If you can't understand the potential devistation this could cause then you're being close minded. It opens a can of worms that if we don't close, we'll suffer the results and it'll be too late to change it.
First of all, i never said anything about it not being devastating so dont get it twisted, and put words in my mouth. Second of all it aint on us its on people who live in Cali. We can yell all we want but it doesnt matter state's rights are state's rights, so we can do nothing about it in Cali. When it comes to Illinois we will deal with it, but Illinois would never proposition anything like that because we have one major city, Chicago meaning more smaller farm towns and little villages that love their guns. We arent Cali that is full off a bunch of cities and bunch of gang violence and action (but dont get me wrong we got our fair share). We can raise awareness to those in Cali but other than that their representatives are exactly that, THEIRS not ours.
Now you don't go putting words in my mouth instead. Not once did I say that we should like fly to california and demand that they stop the law with pitchforks in hand like an angry mob or something. I'm saying just show show some support even though it might not make too much difference. It's better than doing nothing. You said it yourself: we should raise awareness. We could do that by showing support even though it's not our state, If people from California see that we give a damn, then they'll likely give a damn because like a neighbor causing noise disturbances, if others tell you are causing a problem wouldn't you question that yourself?
As for worrying about it when it gets here: it won't matter because by that time other states would have followed suit, giving IL enough justification to follow it regardless of what others think. Besides that's not the point: why should we worry about something that had we taken the right measures, shouldn't be a worry at all.
That's not considering financial trickle down effect this could have. Simply put, the law weakens the paintball business for CA, which then leads to less money overall in the industry. Less money in the industry means companies have to make sacrifices to stay afloat. which in turn affects us because we either accept those sacrifices or leave paintball.
Edited by akt22, 10 June 2011 - 06:59 PM.