One thing that I know for sure about airsoft is that its illegal in NYC. Now I've studied my share of New York City law, and I don't think that airsoft should be illegal in the york city.
Being that I didn't have a lot of background information on airsoft, I chose to do some research on the topic. As I searched for blogs and news articles on Google, I came across this one article: Airsoft gun taken for real gun at Bridgeton High School. This article provided a lot of information and opinions on airsoft. Some people felt that airsoft is stupid and that BB guns are only going to be used to commit crimes. <Insert a quote from the article.> This statement didn't really surprise me all that much, but it did make me feel that people base there opinions on the wrong things people do. if one person does something dumb with a airsoft gun you hear about that in the news but you never here about the fast that airsoft teacher discipline for firearms
All of this makes me think that the impression on the world are based on the negative things we do.