When I saw this bit, I felt a little outraged. I remember playing with all kinds of model rockets when I was little and in space camp (I remember once thinking that, if I tweaked it, it would fly into outer space
), and I must say I am shocked that they have decided to outlaw them. Future rocket engineers and probably millions of others learn the basics from model rockets when they're little.
I suppose they must be scared some 7 year old may load a model rocket with nuclear elements and fire it against... his neighbors