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Lifetime Friendships - Anthony's Story

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Anthony has been a common face at milsim airsoft events in Ontario. A talented photographer, and an avid hiker. Described as energetic, positive, and intelligent by his friends, he credits airsoft for a lot of who he is today.


I’ve been playing airsoft since 2014 when a friend first introduced me to the community. I’ve had experiences that you can’t put a price on, and others you wouldn’t believe if I told you. Airsoft has been a medium for me to find common ground with people who share differing opinions. It is the reason I started camping, backpacking and even working out. I’ve met some of the most amazing and respectable people through the sport, and built friendships that will last a lifetime.

Last week the Government proposed Bill C-21, which if passed, would make airsoft illegal. On top of that the bill also disrupts the film industry, paintball, dozens of field operators, and other businesses either directly or indirectly associated with our sport. The bill has no impact on real public safety, and does a poor job of targeting actual gun violence. Using an airsoft gun in public is already illegal and carries the same penalties as the use of a real firearm.

You’re likely going to see an increasing amount of news stories in the coming weeks and months surrounding the validity of our sport, and it is likely that Bill C-21 will be used as a wedge in upcoming election debates. Regardless of your political or personal opinions, I ask that you be open to discussion, be willing to listen, and ask questions.

I am more than happy to talk.

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