I saw on the channel 9 news tonight, another negative story on gel blasters… the shops in public places like malls and shopping centers with lots of, what the public perceive as real machine gns proudly lining the walls and in the front windows on display??!! Surely, businesses selling our toy blasters know better than rubbing the average gn hating citizens noses in our toys?
They choose to have the silhouette of the most ‘horror inspiring’ (to the general public) images of real g*ns like the AK and M4’s on their signs and logos? Surely… if they want to continue selling our toy blasters… they must know they need to not expose them in shop windows like your average shoe shop?
As I have suggested in other threads, they need to black out or sign write the windows (black them out somehow) … much like the ‘adult toy’ shops… people wanting to buy a product, will know where to look… those passing the window dont need/want to see sex toys or toy blasters… those who do want to buy these products, will seek them out and go into the shops… without having the glaring public looking chastisingly at them thru the windows…
Then, as if the images on the news of all of these 'deady (looking) machine g*ns all arounf the walls… a sales person told the news people that the blasters are illegal in NSW and Victoria… but they send them anyway, there are ‘ways around’ those laws…
All in all, a terrible story for our sport/passtime!
These A-hole blaster shop owners… do you wonder why real gn shops and sports stores selling archery equipment don’t have bows and arrows in their windows… or why the gn shops dont have gns in the windows? It is because people wanting gns or archery equipment know where the shops are and that they have to GO INSIDE to look at those things.
The news story also mentioned that the Police have to spend alot of time chasing gel blaster ‘crimes’… so, just wait… thanks to these shops and their clear windows displaying these ‘awful weap*ns of terror’ … there will be a big grab for our toys by the authorities… they only need one stroke of a pen and our toy blasters will be made instantly illegal.
We also need to stop making our toys look so authentic! Just the look of them inspires fear and terror in the general public… we need to make our toys look more like… well, toys… or we will lose them.