I am reading a lot of variants of "OMG I just HAD to. Anyone would have" to excuse questionable behavior
No, you did not have to. Its paintball not life and death. If you show a bit of restraint and are eliminated because of it you get to play next game.
"In the essentials: unity; in the non-essentials: liberty; in all things: love" - often incorrectly attributed to Augustine or John Wesley - original source in question
"Use peaceful means where they are appropriate; but where they are not appropriate, do not hesitate to resort to more forceful - Thupten Gyatso (the Dalai Lama, 1932)
"It is not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters" Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant.
"The ink of scholars is more precious than the blood of martyrs" - Muhammed