kellory wrote:I played paintball for years, and got.right good at it. And I played it mostly with a slingshot! . I played twice a week on open paintball fields, and often went up against pros. That was a lot of fun, and I would play again anytime. My son and daughter have both played, and I have no issues with them doing so, as long as it is played by the safety rules, there is no harm in it.
I still have my Splat master pistol, but my fasemask has deteriorated. But because of ME, there is a pro team that now carries my type of wrist rocket, and has a new respect for primitive weapons.
shaman wrote:Nothing against paintball per se, Mister Kellory. I was a paintballer ( it was called Survival Game) in my day. I organized my company's team and then one out of the group that hung out at my house. We were good. The problem that I saw was that it took attention away from hunting. Here I was trying to teach them how to sit still for 4 hours in a treestand, and then turn around and turn them loose to bounce around the woods with a paintball gun. Now that they're nearly all grown, I'd have no problem with it.
kellory wrote:I would argue, that to disallow paintball, because you're learning to hunt, Would equate to disallowing swimming because you are learning to water ski.
They are in the same venue. You wear most of the same gear, but they are two completely different sports.
My Brother and I intended, at one point, to open a paintball field. Unfortunately, a lay-off killed my funding before we could launch our venture.
As long as the safety rules are followed. It is an lot of fun though I have twisted several ankles.
We played in open fields, which means open to anyone. Pro teams would show up to practice ( cheaper than renting the field) and would take on all comers. That slingshot ISNA sniper's weapon in paintball. It's quiet. Dark paintballs prevent using them as tracers to track the shooter, and I can reuse unbroken paintball rounds dropped by others. No one else can use them.
I was regularly. The second place holder in elimination games, because, once they found me, they would light me up like a Christmas tree, but stealth and silence are still how I hunt. I was most suscessful, when creeping through high grasses, and moving slow and quiet. These are good hunting practices. It was pretty funny to take out a guy with a 500-800 dollar gun, with a twenty dollar slingshot. Primitive weapons rock!
Ohio farms wrote:All of you sound like responsible hunters and adults, but as we all know not all are. Most rules are made to protect the 9 out of ten from the one out of ten and it's unfortunate that all ten are effected. I resent those rules, but sadly understand them. In Ohio if you are fortunate enough to own country land, you are pretty much on your own to decide it all. I'm glad that I'm able to share that land with my family and the freedom that it allows. Over the last few year two of my nephews and two of my nieces, along with their spouses, have been introduced to hunting and firearms. This past summer they all received their conceal and carry permits and I could not be prouder of them all.
Woods Walker wrote:luv: No, I hadn't heard about this! Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Once again it's demonstrated to us that we CANNOT rest. These people are relentless and like a weed they just keep cropping up again and again.
This is a prefect example of why we need to teach our children...on OUR terms...about guns, hunting, and ultimately FREEDOM. When I taught my daughter I had no idea if she would ever actually be a shooter or hunter. That would be her choice and her's alone. But I did it because I wanted her to know the TRUTH about those things so when she did hear the lies and mistruths that abound in regards to guns and hunting her "BS" detector would go off and she'd know what she was dealing with. As it turned out she's not only a shooter, but she's also devoted to the cause.
The truth has a funny way of coming out on top, doesn't it?
Don't let up bro. Keep the word out and hammer those legislators with your input!
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