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|03-15-2020, 01:26 AM||#31 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Last edited by poisonpill; 03-15-2020 at 01:32 AM.
|03-22-2020, 04:54 PM||#32 (permalink)|
Mad Science of Paintball
Join Date: Jul 2011
Somebody saw them and reported, of course, a "man with a gun". The police responded, and because the kids were hiding- as part of the game- one of them jumped out when a cop walked by.
Cop had a split second of a figure pointing a gun at him, and shot and killed the kid with a close-range 12-gauge to the chest.
This happened in 1986, as I recall.
I saw two of my buddies get the police called on them, because some lady driving by saw them carrying a bright purple Sterling pump from the hobby store where one of them had just bought it, to their car.
And it wasn't a "shadowy shape at night" kind of thing- it was bright daylight, and the gun was shiny purple.
I personally had the police called on us when a buddy and I, who lived in an apartment at the time, drove up the street to some vacant property to test and chrony a couple markers. (Since we couldn't even dry fire them in the apartment.)
We weren't there five minutes when a cop rolled up, responding to a "shots fired" call.
I don't evny a cop at all for having to deal with fake vs. real guns. And I do what I can to make sure mine are covered/cased/hidden any time I might be seen by the public with them, as I go to and from the field.
But, that said, a blanket ban is not the solution.
|03-26-2020, 08:12 PM||#33 (permalink)|
All Hail Harb!