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Old 07-21-2012, 09:15 PM #1
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colorado massacre

Looks like this sick **** was a fellow baller...
http://news.yahoo.com/police-colo-su...232812400.html
"Inside the apartment, authorities began covering the windows with black plastic to prevent onlookers from seeing in. Before they did, a man in an ATF T-shirt could be seen measuring a poster on a closet that advertised a DVD called "Soldiers of Misfortune." The poster showed several figures in various positions playing paintball, some wearing masks."

thoughts out to all victims and families effected
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:23 PM #2
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Holmes is a Supposed paintball Player.

Colorado's "Theater Massacre" mad man supposedly to have Paintball poster in room, of "Soldiers of Misfortune".



The exception was Holmes' apartment building, where authorities were still collecting evidence. Inside the apartment, authorities began covering the windows with black plastic to prevent onlookers from seeing in. Before they did, a man in an ATF T-shirt could be seen measuring a poster on a closet that advertised a DVD called "Soldiers of Misfortune." The poster showed several figures in various positions playing paintball, some wearing masks.


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http://news.yahoo.com/police-colo-su...232812400.html

Im sorry if not a lot of you find this news, but this is once again puts another bad label on Paintball.


(sorry for bad english)
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:27 PM #3
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This isn't news. And yes, it does put another bad tie to paintball but, I don't think that's a big concern now. The big concern is that a lot of people are dead and many injured from what happened. No need to tie it into the sport.

Maybe a little sensitivity and thought before you post next time.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:54 PM #4
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How does this reflect badly on paintball AT ALL?

Lots of people work out in their spare time. If a guy who goes to a gym shoots his wife, does that reflect badly on working out?

This knee-jerk reaction of "things reflecting badly on paintball" needs to stop.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:00 PM #5
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when you show interest in a sport thats main focus is shooting people, the general public tends to make these connections. someone who plays the sport knows better, but when a housewife browsing yahoo sees paintball in an article about the worst mass shooting in american history bad things are going to happen.

edit: and the fact the dvd is called soldiers of misfortune doesnt help either. another thing the casual reader wont look into and just draw conclusions about.

maryln manson wasnt responsible in any way for the shooting at columbine, but somehow he got his name dragged through the mud for it. This is no different
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:05 PM #6
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Thats like saying everyone whose a fan of wrestling, boxing, MMA is bad when they get into a fight and that means everyone who likes those things is the same way.

stop caring about the what other poeple think of the sport and just play it and let the lazy arm chair psychologist experts have their own opinions.

worry more about the 12 people who have died and the 5+ in ICU and the 50+ overall wounded people.

Edit: i could say HK army and all their supporters do more damage for paintball than anything else..bunch of mindless idiots running around drunk yelling HHHH all the time acting like idiots .
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:27 PM #7
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being from around riverside area, I wonder if I ever played paintball with him
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:27 PM #8
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The fact is: we live in a world where people draw conclusions.

Paintball is a sport played with 'guns' which 90% of the public views as a military-type game. Unfortunately I think if the media puts 2 and 2 together (which they often do) they will jump all over this touting paintball as maybe not the reason for his violence, but rather that it may have served as a 'training' of sorts.

Terrible truth.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:31 PM #9
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The fact is: we live in a world where people draw conclusions.

Paintball is a sport played with 'guns' which 90% of the public views as a military-type game. Unfortunately I think if the media puts 2 and 2 together (which they often do) they will jump all over this touting paintball as maybe not the reason for his violence, but rather that it may have served as a 'training' of sorts.
...and then what? Obama seizes all the paintball guns in the world?
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:35 PM #10
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well if they do ill wear even more paintball shirts and show even more southern hospitality towards them.

people will think what they think stop caring what they feel about a sport you play. chances are you dont like something that they do.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:36 PM #11
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Guys, no offense, but there are people that DIED! Wives without husbands, children without parents. I don't think a poster is that big of a concern right now.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:16 PM #12
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How does this reflect badly on paintball AT ALL?

Lots of people work out in their spare time. If a guy who goes to a gym shoots his wife, does that reflect badly on working out?

This knee-jerk reaction of "things reflecting badly on paintball" needs to stop.
Well a well rounded and open-minded individual such as yourself and I see things as you stated... but you know how closed minded most people can be.

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Guys, no offense, but there are people that DIED! Wives without husbands, children without parents. I don't think a poster is that big of a concern right now.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:15 AM #14
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So if he owned a poster, and did this. I own the dvd, does that mean I'm a psychopath too? Or worse?

The vultures are reporting any little detail they may find that the rest of the vultures haven't. Soon they'll be interviewing the neighbors and (gasp) we'll read he hot hair cuts on a regular basis and didn't recycle.

This incident is tragic in every sense. There is no good reason to help the media exploit it. 12 people died, anyone see any reports on how those individuals may have been pillars in their community? Nope. Media wants us to see it from one POV. Don't play into their agenda.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:14 PM #15
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granted, it's selfish to think about paintball getting a bad name after 70 people got shot, but it's only human to not want to be put in the same category as the person who shot them.

that part of the article was NOT necessary.
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I got a phone call this morning from CNN, they suspected that he shopped with us. They were wrong, and it wouldn't matter if he did, paintball is not a sport that promotes violence.

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Not good for the sport of paintball.. "Farming Mass Murders"

My prayers go out to the lives that were affected by this tragedy.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:39 PM #18
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Its really weird how after massacres like this, they always try to draw the brunt of the attention to the shooter and not the victims.
Remember Columbine? It was kids of the trenchcoat mafia, who were sick of being picked on, and out to get revenge on the jocks.....

..guess what? None of that is true. But thanks to media, that idea has stuck.

If you look at the news within hours of the shooting, they are asking for witness testimonies, eventually one person will say something along the lines of:

"Oh he was kind of shy"
or
"He was really into blah blah blah"

...and suddenly, you have every single reporter asking people "Oh I heard he was into blah blah blah" or "We've had reports he is a shy person, do you think that could have led to the shooting" and when they REPEATEDLY ask questions like that, based on little pieces of evidence, they will drive it as far as they can to rake in as much money as possible.

Lets just see how the media dramatizes and twists this one. I mean 20 hours ago, CNN had an artical on the "Nerd and Geek" side of James Holmes on the "Geek" tab of cnn.com and like literally half the artical was about star trek.

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Edit: i could say HK army and all their supporters do more damage for paintball than anything else..bunch of mindless idiots running around drunk yelling HHHH all the time acting like idiots .
I could also say the same thing about larry the cable guy fans.
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I really need to start going back to church, my prayers go out to the fallen, injured, and their families, and despite what everyone might say the shooter Mr. Holmes. I wish this never happened at that movie theater, but wishes are only in fairy tales. This basically reminds me of, YES Columbine and Marilyn Manson. Sadly to say some of the above posts are correct about society, it likes to always connect the dots outside of any partial boundaries.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:29 PM #21
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I could also say the same thing about larry the cable guy fans.
Or people who think he invited git r done. He just made it more known
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