- It's a shame these issues get so politicised. The biggest culprits here imo are ABC, CNN, Fox etc. for treating mass murderers as celebrities and making news into emotional fear based porn, thus encouraging extreme behaviour in those desperate for attention. That's why the rate is going up imo. Making the president cry on national TV is pretty awesome stuff to someone like that. http://www.policymic.com/articles/20...e-mass-murders
Got to chill out with the warthog from forward unto dawn yesterday. Wasn't allowed to take photos
Australia's government is much more left wing when it comes to gun laws than we are in NZ. Over there you need a license to own a speedball (or any other) marker, and you have to store it at the field. You are not allowed to take it home. Here it's much like the US besides the mode laws (which have now changed) and you need a permit to import a military looking marker, but once here it's no problem. Oh and there's only a few HPA tanks we can use but that's being worked on. The cops have good relations with the paintball community here which is (part of) how we got the modes law changed.
So, no, Australian laws are not about to relax. If anything they'll get worse. It's bad enough for NZ tournament teams flying over there for events. The NZ and Aus governments have little to do with each other besides being good mates.
As for PALS we regularly have teams attending PALS events. They just train semi and then play with PALS mode. They do pretty well generally