Frustrated with inconsistencies

I am 50 years old. I have spent 3 years as an infantry soldier with 8/9 RAR in the late 80’s. I have spent the last 29 years working with the Department of Justice, 16 years with the Departments Special Operations Group. I know of several veterans who play the game for PTSD and stress relief, mental health and to meet with like minded players. I believe the issue is the sport, like paintball needs to be legislated. Let Gellsoft fall into a firearms category. Yearly licence fees, safety course to obtain license, clubs to be licensed. Strict rules regards to the carriage, private property/licenced venues only.
I am a WAPOL qualified range instructor, the safety standards I have observed at the clubs is on par with what you would see at the Joondalup Training Academy. Safety brief before games for players, mandatory eye protection that meets Australian safety standards and safety officers located on the field/CQB room, blasters must have magazines removed and be unloaded prior to entering the safe areas. the 5 international firearms safety rules being adheres to at all times unless in the field. Failure to adhere to these rules and you are asked to leave.
All the players, bar none have been some of the nicest people I have met at public events. After 30 years working in maximum security institutions, you do get a very good feeling about personalities. They look after my son, offer their best gear for him to try out, keen and ready to help you with any issues. People who may feel insecure about their looks/background/fitness levels are all embraced by the group. This is why the community is important, it looks after themselves, makes them feel as they belong to a tribe. These are not the people that go into public areas to cause panic. These are not the people that hold up chemists. These people are the responsible ones.
I can walk into any Army surplus/smoke/man cave shop in Perth and buy a steel replica with moving parts today if I wish. They all look exactly like the gellsoft blasters that are being banned. I can buy a compound bow, machete, knives, all of which can cause serious injury or death, but I can not legally own a gellsoft blaster.
Banning them will push the sport underground, giving the blasters to the people we don’t want to have them.

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