jdmnynja wrote:It is very broad and I think unfair.
Look at the date in which it was written, 1985. That was before airsoft even hit the markets. They should rethink it. Many, many people play both paintball and airsoft.
Although enacted in 1985, it has had experience regulating airsoft. Specifically the incident at Mahoneys. If your unfamiliar, the store had just gotten a shipment in at their JC store. At the time, things didnt seem like the city would enforce the rule towards airsoft as the items were low power, low budget guns. More toys than anything. Two guys go in, and buy two guns at the same time the UPS man is finishing his delievery, and they load up and shoot him in the parking lot. This turned the citys attention to airsoft, and now with the boom, and other incidents all over the state involving airsoft, the attention is on it hard.
The best advice would be to initially circulate a petition to get signatures from responsible players who reside in or around JC. Make sure its well drafted, and make sure the signatures come from people of voting age. The more adults, and especially military, political, and law enforcement signatures would make it more beneficial.
Then you should research who (if any voted against the ordinance) and if they are still involved in city government, approach them about it. The chances of this being repealled is slim, but not necessarily worth the effort to try. Government changes, and so do ideals, but you have to convince them its worth doing for the majority of the city, and that is going to be hard unless you can show revenue gains amoungst other things.