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Friday, December 24, 2021

“It’s about stalking your prey,” he said. “Almost like hunting.”

That’s a quote from Aaron Geisler, a local participant in air guns and wargame tournaments using them. These toy guns are gaining in popularity with teenagers — which makes Giesler, 22, conspicuously too old to be fooling with this nonsense.

Look for him to use that quote again in the near future, shortly after he goes on a predictable real-gun killing spree.

- Costa Tsiokos, Fri 12/24/2004 01:25:45 PM
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  1. i just wanted to clarify a few things. Before making blatantly ignorant comments you should try and do some research. Just to let you know the vast majority of Airsoft players are in their 20s-40s and are also curerent or ex police/military. its illegal for minors to buy the guns and therefore are not encouraged to play with them. the 22 year old that you were criticizing for being conspicuously too old to play airsoft is actually the average type of player. a legal law abiding adult. it is the young teenagers that are the minority when it comes to this game. unfortunately the article didnt explain almost any true or non biased information. but what else can you expect when the media trys to sensationalize every story no matter the cost. maybe next time before you make inflamatory comments you should actually try and have an open mind and view the different angles of reality.

    Comment by Air (Gun) Head — 07/25/2005 @ 12:06:27 AM

  2. If you’re expecting in-depth research from me on this blog, you’re going to be disappointed: This isn’t a news source, nor is it intended to be. It’s me riffing off the news of the day, along with anything else that strikes me as interesting/funny/noteworthy. Just because I’m interested enough to post something about a topic doesn’t mean I’m interested enough to delve into it.

    As far as the average demographic profile for airgun players: Since the referring article deals with the increasing participation of teenagers, that’s where the meat of the story is. Someone’s selling those kids those guns, and someone’s letting them play the game. That’s the trend, and that’s what makes it noteworthy.

    Besides, with a juicy quote like that, there’s no way I could resist. They serve ‘em up, I hit ‘em.

    And yeah, in my opinion, running around like a wanna-be commando in the woods does strike me as a fairly childish pastime. If that’s one of the “different angles of reality” you’re advocating, then I’ll just sitck to Planet Earth, thanks.

    Comment by CT — 07/25/2005 @ 08:40:06 AM

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