December 31, 2012
2012 has been a very active year for the Airsoft Safety Foundation. Over the last year, ASF has worked with politicians in Sacramento, with government officials at the local level in many different cities in California, as well as with numerous different law enforcement organizations, all in an effort to promote the safe use of airsoft products in the United States.
In the next year, the Airsoft Safety Foundation will be focusing on safety education, training, universal safety guidelines, and promoting laws and regulations that make recreational airsoft safer. We look forward to working with leaders in communities all across the United States as well as with the men and women of law enforcement to keep airsoft alive and well for all Americans.
The Airsoft Safety Foundation would like to thank everyone for their support throughout 2012 and we hope everybody has a wonderful and a safe holiday season.
December 14, 2012
Today at the Airsoft Safety Foundation our hearts are broken. Words cannot express the sadness and sorrow that we feel. Our hearts go out to the loved ones and the families affected by this horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. As an organization whose primary focus is on safety and respect, right now we are trying to make sense of what happened and find some way to give comfort to our fellow Americans.
November 28, 2012
Airsoft Safety Foundation Member Airsoft GI sits down with a Father/Son airsoft team to discuss the safe use and proper storage of airsoft guns.
The Airsoft Safety Foundation’s collective mission is to enhance and promote the safe sport of airsoft through training, education, and outreach here in California as well as through industry-wide initiatives, such as the development of safe ASTM standards for airsoft products and the development of standardized safety materials and warnings.
November 2, 2012
The Airsoft Safety Foundation congratulates CORE-CA’s distinguished honorees for the recognition of their exemplary record of commitment to community service:
Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
Senator Curren D. Price, Jr.
Senator Roderick D. Wright
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Pro Tem
Assemblyman Steve Bradford
Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Organizations like CORE-CA cannot exist effectively without the support and partnership of the officials, both individually and collectively, like those that are being honored. We thank them for their commendable history of achievements and service to the community and wish them continued success in making California the greatest state in the Union.
The Airsoft Safety Foundation (ASF) is composed of many California based companies which employ hundreds of Californians. Our collective mission is to enhance and promote the safe sport of airsoft through training, education, and outreach here in California as well as through industry-wide initiatives, such as the development of safe ASTM standards for airsoft products and the development of standardized safety materials and warnings.
The Airsoft Safety Foundation is in support of the proposed Assembly Bill AB2333, as it is designed to both help regulate the safety of airsoft gun use, and, in turn, improve the public view of our hobby by making it significantly safer for everyone.
August 31, 2012
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
AB 2333 (Solorio) BB Devices
AB 2333 is currently on the Governor’s Desk. Your immediate action supporting this bill and encouraging Governor’s Brown’s signature on this measure is imperative! PLEASE ACT NOW AS THE GOVERNOR COULD ACT AT ANY TIME FROM NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH!
AB 2333 would ban BB devices from school property and would impose harsher penalties against those who would bring them onto school property. The purpose of AB 2333 is to encourage the safe storage of BB devices in order to prevent confrontations with law enforcement and others who might believe that the minor is holding a real firearm. The intent is to help keep children out of harm’s way.
Please contact the Governor’s Office NOW regarding AB 2333, express your support, and ask for his signature on this bill.
Thank you for contacting the Governor’s Office on AB 2333
Please call if you haven’t already and Say NO on SB1315!
No on SB1315!
CA residents! Please call if you haven’t already. And if you have, please call again! We appreciate your past and present efforts! Every time we defeat these bills, they just keep re-introducing them with changes.
First Los Angeles, next California…
SB1315, the bill designed to allow a ban of Airsoft in Los Angeles County, is eligible for vote in the California Assembly on August 6. If it passes in Los Angeles, you can be sure it will happen all over California next year. WE NEED YOU to call YOUR Assemblyperson’s office and tell them “NO to SB1315!”.
Step 1: Find your ASSEMBLYPERSON’s office info here using your zip code:
Step 2: Call the Assemblyperson’s two Capitol and District offices
Step 3: Tell the person answering the phone “My name is [first name], I live in zip code [XXXXX], and I want my Assemblyperson to vote NO to SB1315!”
That’s all you need to do to help save Airsoft in California! Added together, your phone calls will add up to one of the strongest grassroots campaigns this state has ever seen! Do YOUR part NOW to save Airsoft. If you are not a California resident, please do not call! If you are a California resident, then call your Assemblyperson now!
Call in Instructions:
ATTENTION ALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY SB1315, here are links to form letters that you need to personalize and send to your assemblyman and California Governor Jerry Brown:
This article addresses the flaws in SB1315 as well as the economic impact that the passage of SB1315 may have on California:
We are the Airsoft Safety Foundation (ASF) and our goal is to maintain airsoft as a safe form of recreation and training, as well as to prevent any mishaps or negligent use through product standards, public education, and appropriate regulation.
The Airsoft Safety Foundation is currently composed of major airsoft retailers, sporting goods companies, and concerned enthusiasts. ASF promotes the safe use of airsoft guns through education and outreach as well as through industry wide initiatives such as the development of safe ASTM standards for airsoft products. We also aim to increase awareness and the use of safe practices so that airsoft will always be, as it is today, a viable, recreational sport that the whole family can enjoy as well as a valuable tool for training.