Originally Posted by Luckless
If you use a firearm shaped device in a threatening manner, then you're using a firearm, and get all the 'fun' that comes with it when the police show up. If your firearm shaped device happens to be bright orange,... well, how does an officer (or someone else) know you didn't take a can of Krylon to it to try and convince someone it is 'just a toy'?
Very good point.
Also, It sucks that paintball gets all the bad press... I'm sure many more crimes are committed with baseball bats or golf clubs each year and nobody tries to put restrictions on them.