Apparently in Ireland people can’t stand that a shop has opened up which sells airsoft guns, presumably because if it looks like a gun, it must be bad.
A shop selling realistic imitation guns ranging from assault rifles to pistols has opened in Co Wicklow despite local concerns about the growing levels of gun crime.
They do say later in the article that the guns available in the shop are airsoft guns, so they do try (sort of) to clarify that the shop isn’t actually selling “assault rifles”, but still.
Now, this made seem odd in light of the post right under this, but the difference between the posts is that I don’t have a problem with people playing airsoft, but I want it done safely. I think the kind of hysteria that you’re seeing over a shop that sells airsoft is just ludicrous.
The problem here isn’t the guns, it’s well, it’s the problem with Great Britian at large; there’s no longer any interest in dealing with criminals, they’d rather just slap them on the wrist and “rehabilitate” people than actually take measures to reduce crime. And of course, because the people seem to have lost the spirit that they were famous for, they’re all on board for this.