Post Reply Aoharu x Machine-gun real-world controversy
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Posted 8/9/15
Hi all,
I know that Airsoft games are fairly common in the US and other parts of the world (where I am right now an airsoft arena was just shot down by another city's bylaw committee), but watching this show makes me kind of confused. As great as the mil sim aspect seems to be, how is it that none of these players have gotten seriously injured (and for real-life players, how do they avoid injury to softer body parts given that padding seems less-used in this show than when one plays paintball). The flashbacks to Toy Gun Gun's previous girl teammate being shot that close would have surely greatly injured her, which hasn't been mentioned so far (only the mental pain). It seems weird in a show that actually delves into the mental states of its characters that they would ignore the physical, right?
Recently in my neighbourhood, somebody has been going around shooting people with BB guns and greatly injuring them from what the news reports make out to be a reasonable distance (piercing skin on fleshy parts through jeans, extremely large bruising like what one would see with a paintball gun), which makes me wonder how real-life players keep themselves safe. Looking at videos it doesn't seem like they're wearing much padding other than camo-denim. Anyone happen to know where this large discrepancy of injuries comes from?
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Lila
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Posted 8/9/15 , edited 8/9/15
When I used to play airsoft we would use plastic pellets. They hurt but, even up close, getting shot only leaves a little red spot. Paintballs leave a big mark and hurt. Metal bbs are what are very dangerous to shoot at people, and you never should.
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Posted 8/9/15 , edited 8/9/15
The protective equipment comes in the form of eyewear, helmets/headgear, torso protections, and padded finger-free gloves. Generally the gear has to be light weight so that it doesn’t inhibit your mobility.

I’m going to guess that the girl got an eye injury.

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Posted 8/9/15
I don't remember ever getting hurt that badly while playing airsoft, and we would shoot each other point blank if we had to.

Your neighborhood friend must be using a really powerful gun.
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Posted 8/9/15
Piercing skin? Shesh, sounds like metal pellets.
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