My parents are trying to tell me airsoft is unsafe and they are relating it to the recent shootings, they are mainly upset that my Xmas list consist of about 15-16 airsoft related items even though the grand total is under $100 for all of it. They are telling me I shouldn't play it even though they are gun enthusiasts, because they see it as a "gateway to future violence". While I understand their concern, they are fine with us playing CoD, they have played paintball and loved it, and till now they have been pretty ok with it. My frustration comes from them seeing me with my gun, if I am using it at home, I shoot at the furthest corner of the yard away from all houses and living things, I shoot at a target, one of the things on my list is a target trap, because they complain about the bbs in the lawn, I practice very safe firearm control with airsoft, nerf, paintball and real guns, I leave the mag unloaded till I'm about to play, the mag is out, the battery stays out till in use, the gun stays on safety, and I never put my finger near the trigger, not even across the trigger to the mag release unless I'm playing, I hold it only by the pistol grip till use, and I just ordered better eye pro. What can I do to convince them it's safe and to let me play? I leave on all orange tips and when I play at a field I wrap the tip in camo duck tape and remove after the game, I transport the gun in a bag with all previous precautions taken plus I have a fixed barrel cover just like paintball.