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Old 07-24-2012, 02:17 PM #22
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Say nothing to the media... Gun stores never answer questions from the media when bad things happen. if nobody says anything there is no story.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:22 PM #23
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Balls... it gets worse.

The show Inside Edition... look...

"Coming Up on INSIDE EDITION.....
The Batman movie massacre. What we've learned about the smoke bombs set off in the theater. Is there a paintball connection? Did the accused mad man use paintball supplies to wreak havoc in the theater? The accused mad man set off a smoke bomb before his vicious attack. "
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:43 PM #24
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Balls... it gets worse.

The show Inside Edition... look...

"Coming Up on INSIDE EDITION.....
The Batman movie massacre. What we've learned about the smoke bombs set off in the theater. Is there a paintball connection? Did the accused mad man use paintball supplies to wreak havoc in the theater? The accused mad man set off a smoke bomb before his vicious attack. "
Ugh. So ridiculous. A simple poster and all this fiasco. Even alleged "paintball supplies."

Well - slight update: We've now gotten calls from pretty much all the main news stations in the past few days. I personally just got off the phone with Channel 7 News. We're in the office right now talking about if we should make some sort of outreach video trying to say...something..

How and why is paintball connected to this whole thing? Is it because he had a poster? Is it because the poster said "Soldiers of Misfortune?"

What's on everyone's mind?? Anything at all...

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Old 07-24-2012, 06:51 PM #25
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Make it. **** the media and all of their bull ****, we dont need it
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:02 PM #26
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Make it. **** the media and all of their bull ****, we dont need it
As lame as it is, check out the Inside Edition articles. They got a lot of their sources from legit places but they're (and other media sources) making paintball sound evil and whatnot. It almost feels like people are forgetting firearms did the damage. I really want to just move on from this but it's hard when paintball is getting targeted so hard
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:49 PM #27
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This has made me look at paintball in a truly different light. I really worry now that it could just be a matter of time before some one goes all rampage on a paintball field. Its not going to keep me away from playing, but it bugs me knowing how easy it would be for someone to sneak in a real firearm. Heck it worked in a movie theater... why not a paintball field where mock AK's and M16's are common... Idk the line between Paintball and "play war" is getting bigger.


Yes this was a smear on milsim, but not paintball its self.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:25 PM #28
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that's messed up blaming paintball. My friends that were in the theater said it was tear gas or something like that. They were in the 3rd row and near the door.

still messed up they blamed paintball
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:44 AM #29
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Has any 'media' soure actually said "Paintball made him do it"? Untill that happens theres no need to go on these 'eff the media rampages'.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:02 AM #30
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The fact that they didn't even use the entire quote which was used to support their report is enough to say "eff the media".
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:37 AM #31
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this is just like when crimes are connected to video games. Its ridiculous that they are trying to connect this to paintball. the guy is insane not through paintball but his own mind snapping. Anyone who has ever paintballed knows it is about enjoying your day and spending time with chill people. Hustle paintball, i honestly think you should make a video, or ask on facebook for support, or do some type of PR to tell the public that paintball is not a connection to violance. Not just for your company but for paintball as a whole.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:12 PM #32
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Guys relax, modern day psychology has shut down those arguments entirely. There are studies that can prove simulated violence (call of duty, Halo, paintball) actually ware the brain out from wanting to commit violent acts.

The media has a job to do. They're doing it, nothings going to happen to our sport. The claims "Paintball made him do it" simply cannot be substantiated.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:45 PM #33
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Guys relax, modern day psychology has shut down those arguments entirely. There are studies that can prove simulated violence (call of duty, Halo, paintball) actually ware the brain out from wanting to commit violent acts.

The media has a job to do. They're doing it, nothings going to happen to our sport. The claims "Paintball made him do it" simply cannot be substantiated.
I have to agree here, but we know that there always has to be a scapegoat. At this point I feel everyone truly KNOWS that be it video games, trap shooting, PAINTBALL, don't cause a person to do these things. They just happened to have been a part of their life (probably the healthiest, most sane parts!) when such tragedies occur, and its easier to point a finger than to realize that it wasnt these activities that caused him to snap, but likely in his own psyche that other people took him to the breaking point.

As long as no one in the paintball community says something REALLY dumb or outlandish, this will roll over soon enough. The attention span of the media-fed is relatively short spanned; lets hope we move on quickly from here.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:58 PM #34
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if you wanna make a video to show paintball in a good light, make one about the autism benefit. show how it's a standing tradition and that paintball does make a difference in our community.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:43 PM #35
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I've always thought a series of testimony type videos would be a good idea as well.
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