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Old 04-03-2011, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need help with a major safety issue at my local field

I have been having an issue lately with my home field for the past few months. These people owned a chrono, but it broke a while back. And every time I go we play with no chrono and people shoot hot. And I know it's bad, but I at least make sure I'm not shooting hot, I purposely under power my phantom by tuning it. So, today I had a bad issue. I was shot over 30 feet away by a kid shooting his ego, and mind you, I was wearing my BDU Jacket, with my elbow pads underneath and that hit popped and left a HUGE welt and it was black and purple. Had it hit me from 10 feet on bare skin I would have bled for sure and it would have been a nasty hit. I was PISSED! I went to the co owner of the field and told him, "you need a chrono!" and showed him the hit. He responds by smirking and asking "did it hurt?" (while a bunch of agglets stand around him) and I said "hell yeah it hurt, and it still hurts! You need a chrono!" He just smirked and chuckled. What should I do? I am concerned for the safety of others at the field. Imagine if that were a little kid instead of me that got hit, from close up on bare skin? It would not have ended well for the kid. However, I don't know what to do. Should I talk to the city, or take a legal route and sue? Can I do any of the following? Is there any one else I should contact, because clearly the owner won't do anything.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to another field

pretty simple. or you could tip off the insurance company and see what happens
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ask the field for the insurance paperwork to file a claim, and then contact the insurance company about the lack of a chronograph. That will probably put the field out of business, but the point will be made, in a "nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure" kind of way.

Of course this is probably overkill, and in a vicious way.

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Old 04-03-2011, 11:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd say tell the insurance company, but before you go that route, speak with the owner alone (without the agglets around) and tell him that what he is doing is a serious safety concern and should someone get hurt, those waivers he has everyone fill out will be useless and he will be sued to high heaven with no recourse.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Stop going there, something is going to happen eventually if they allow that to happen. I wouldn't want it to be to me...then they will close down
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well I will be going to a different field after today's fiasco, but I am more concerned about the safety of others.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I play without a chrono all to often. I am telling you this (as well as everyone else) it is much safer to find somewhere else to play or not play at all than play with hot markers. While you are shooting a marker that you believe not to be hot. You should not be shot be you own marker, unless you loan it.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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what would be the best way to find out which insurance company they use?
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what would be the best way to find out which insurance company they use?
ask them?
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