I am fully aware that airsoft has a risk of injury. However, this alone is not a reason to ban the sport. There are many other sports with a higher risk to injury and death. Most of these sports continue to function today. I can tell you first hand how dangerous motorsport is. My parents were paramedics at the local race track. I have been a racing driver for five years. We have seen some very serious incidents. I even have a few stories of some incidents I have been involved in. However, that does not stop me or others from continuing to race, nor does the government wish to ban the sport due to these incidents. Injuries happen in all sports. Injuries are likely to happen in airsoft. Yet millions of people continue to participate in this sport worldwide.
In order to support my arguments. I will list possible injuries seen in airsoft, and explain how to deal with the injury.
Bruises, blisters, and cuts
If a pellet were to hit a player in a soft location. (Eg. Their face) It is likely to leave a small cut. This problem can be easily solved by enforcing a rule stating that all participants must wear a mask in order to protect against cuts and bruises. The mask will also cover their eyes which will prevent eye injuries. Full length clothing may also be required in order to prevent cuts to the players arms, legs, ect. This would not be difficult to implement as it is already used in similar sports such as paintball.
A common problem especially on Australia. This one is easy to deal with. The field just needs to sell bottled water, or have a water fountain available to players, spectators, coaches, ect. If heat stoke were still to happen, the coaches would naturally know how to treat heat stroke as they would require a first aid certificate in order to work at the field.
There is no possible way to prevent this. It would explain why it is common in almost all sports. Players running through the field with their guns drawn, it is likely someone may sprain their ankle or tear a muscle. If this is a problem, then go ahead and ban football. The players having to run and change direction quickly means that these injuries are common. However, it is not strong enough grounds to ban the sport.
As I said before, injuries will happen. However, that reason alone is not enough to keep this sport banned from the public. If it is, then go ahead and ban other sports such as football and essentially all motorsports. Each sport comes with its own risk. Some more dangerous than others. However, banning them for that reason alone is no excuse.