Contemplating the new Valken Battle Machine Airsoft TRG v2.0 provides yet more proof that I was born in the wrong, uh, decade. As a kid I played with cap guns. Cap guns! I would have given my left testicle to have an Airsoft AR (which would have avoided many future problems as well).
Back then — before the Kennedy and King assassinations, just after the invention of electricity — a kid could walk down the street with a rifle without a second glance. Seriously. Any kid slinging a TRG v2.0 and strolling down a suburban or, God forbid, city street would be lucky to end the day with the same number of holes he or she woke up with that morning.
If you think American gun culture is under threat, you’re right. But the existence of ultra-realistic Airsoft guns — automatic fire Airsoft guns no less — indicates that all is far from lost. They should be banned, for the children! [/sarc] But they’re not. God bless America.