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Assault With A Paintball Weapon

A man was shot in the eye with a paintball gun during a dispute in Athens, GA See the report here


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The President’s Plane Is Missing (urrrr, ummm, I Mean) Gino’s Truck Is Missing

Announced yesterday on Facebook by the man himself, the Valken Truck – the truck that has brought so much wonderful paint to so many deserving events and players – has gone missing. Be on the lookout –  


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“Get Off My Lawn!” Stops Being Funny When Someone Dies

Late last year we reported on a shooting incident involving paintball players, a real gun and a property owner who claimed to be shooting at coyotes. He’s apparently given permission to some acquaintances to use his land for a game and then forgot or the players showed up on the wrong day or something.  Regardless, […]


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It’s Only March But – Introducing 2012′s Paintball Idiots of the Year

The Willows Journal (Willows, CA) has a report today concerning two high school students who thought it would be just the finest prank to put on cammo, strap paintball guns to their hips, put their paintball rifles at port arms and walk towards their high school’s cafeteria where a dance was taking place. Both boys […]


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Zodiac ZR-1 Counterfeit Product Warning

CONSUMER SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ZODIAC PAINTBALL CONCERNING COUNTERFEIT PAINTBALL GUNS (See the end of this article for what to do in the event that you already own a ZR-1 or are planning on purchasing one in the immediate future.) Zodiac Paintball, creators of the ZR1 paintball marker, have recently become aware that there may be […]


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Paintball Asylum Recovers A Good Portion of Over $100,000 in Stolen Property

The Wave website reports that Asylum Paintball of Louisville KY has been informed that a good portion of the property stolen from their paintball facility on February 2nd, has been recovered by local police. The paintball burglary has been linked to other high-dollar crimes in the region and a suspect is under arrest. Good luck […]


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If You Are Planning On Going Off Your Meds and Engaging in a Standoff With SWAT – Don’t Put Your Plans on Facebook

According to the lohud.com news site (NY), a 29 year old man with bipolar disorder barricaded himself in a house and held off a SWAT team for three hours before surrendering. He had several pellet and paintball guns in his possession. According to one of the SWAT officers, the SWAT team gathered intelligence while containing […]


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Puppy Targets?

This from the SCNow website: Linda Pupa rescued eight (cute, brown-eyed, waggly-tailed) puppies from the side of a road after they had apparently been used as targets for a paintball gun.  All were covered in green hits. Excuse me:  %@*&%$(!!!! !!!%##^^&*%^%!!!! !!!!! !!!!! ! I do not think that it is legal to publish what […]


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Memorial for Slain Paintball Player

The Patch website of Murrieta (CA) reports that friends and family of Saskia Burke, a high school senior who was stabbed to death in her home, have set up a memorial website for Saskia and her family. Saskia was a paintball player and worked with her father on the Southwest Regulators team.   You can […]


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War Memorial Vandalized

So much for the paintball community’s vaunted respect for all things military. NJ.Com is reporting that war memorials in a Bridgeton city park have been vandalized, including taking at least one hit from a paintball gun. Jersey players & industry might want to keep an eye out for a fundraiser suggested by the article.  Read […]


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Paintball Politics

According to MyFox of Houston, TX, one of six candidates for the mayorship of Houston had his house attacked with paintballs over the weekend. The would-be Mayor – Dr. Kevin Simms (D), was watching football when the attack occurred. I’d say something about violence having no place in politics, but daily television watching tells me […]


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Gun Store Owner Arrested

The Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that the owner of a gun store in Winnipeg has been arrested for selling illegal weapons, following the execution of a search warrant. The report goes on to state that the business address of the gun store is the same as that reported for CanadianPaintball.com, an online retailer. It […]


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Neither Rain, Nor Sleet Nor Hail of Paintballs Shall Keep….

News Spark from Jessica Sparks: The NBC Philadelphia website is reporting that three men attacked a Philadelphia mailman with paintball guns this past Saturday, shooting him and his van up before fleeing in a “Red Saturn” The mailman was shot in the face, arms and back.  The mailman’s injuries have not been reported.  The attackers […]


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Drive By or Fly By?

Drive-by shooting in Maine turns out not to be.


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Worst Case of Irresponsibility 68Caliber Has Ever Seen

Dad shoots unprotected kids in the backyard.


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Rare Breed: A Responsible Paintballer

Paintballer admits error of his ways


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Gun Trouble North of the Border

Paintball gun mistaken for rifle on a college campus draws a response


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Is That A Paintball Gun In Your Pants…Or Are You Just Unhappy To See The Cops?

Bail costs more than the gun he tried to steal


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Stupid, Stupid Owner of a Paintball Gun: Now You’ve Gone and Done It

King statue vandalised at Illinois State House


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Telephone Poles Are Not Chrono Backstops

Player has his “machine gun” confiscated after “calibrating” it against a light pole


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More Real Guns Being Used To Get Fake Guns

Soldiers try to rob store with real guns to get fake ones


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Unique Gun Stolen From Master Blasters

Custom gun stolen from Master Blasters team member


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Taunton MA Still Looking for Their Drive By Perpetrators

Shooting spree in Taunton MA


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Three Arrested for Drive Bys

Multiple arrests for multiple drive bys


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