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View Poll Results: If this became an actual law, would you be for or against it?
For, it will cut down crime/decrease paintball's bad rep. 6 26.09%
Against, its completely stupid and won't work. 17 73.91%
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:58 AM
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i want your input on an idea like this. if you havent seen my other thread, heres a quick rundown: this is a fully hypothetical thing that i came up with for an english project. one of my sources has to be a primary source, i.e. interview or survey. i'm going to sum it up and would like your input as to:

do you think this would be a good idea?
would it work?
and any other input.

this is my proposal:
A national paintball player database should be created to keep criminals from purchasing paintball markers.
A. It would require anyone wishing to purchase a paintball marker to go through a safety course.
1. The course would include making sure that the prospective purchaser knew what the rules and regulations were and the consequences of breaking the rules.
2. Upon completion of the class, the participant's name would be added to a nationwide database, and a picture I.D. card given.
B. The database would function much like the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and be accessible by anyone.
1. The database would be accessible from any computer with Internet access.
2. Those who were charged with paintball-related crimes would have a mark on their database record and would be prevented from buying paintball markers.
3. The police would be in charge of updating the database.
4. Participation in this program would not be mandatory for stores, but most, especially paintball stores and those who benefit from selling paintball supplies, would comply for the good of the paintball community.
A fee to take the class would cover instructor and material expenses, and a set portion of the fee would cover the upkeep of the database.


tl;dr: read it, its not a vike-length essay. have a nice day!
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: poll/open ended survey:

Some of these ideas are nice but some I am kid of oppossed too, however, altogether I think its not a bad idea....except for kids like me who cant buy them because we're not 18 yet (2 years& 7 months away)
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: poll/open ended survey:

I think this is the worst route paintball can take, no offense.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: poll/open ended survey:

isn't this the basis for the marvel civil war series?
either way I'm for it
working in a sports stores I see a lot of ppl buy markers with no intent other then to cause mayhem
since there is no age requirement it wont discriminate against minors
I wouldn't require a mandatory safety class just a warning that they know where to find them if they do something stupid

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Old 11-02-2007, 02:02 PM
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Not a bad idea at all. Since a paintball marker CAN be used to do serious harm & even death a simple database could easly be used for the sport.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:14 PM
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thanks guys, keep em coming!

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I think this is the worst route paintball can take, no offense.
care to elaborate?

oh, and if i decide to quote some of you guys for my essay, does anyone have a problem with me pm'ing you for a full name?
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: poll/open ended survey:

I dont think its a good idea.

Here is why.

Anyone can get a paintball marker and bypass the "system". Buying used from PbN or here can easily get into the hands of someone looking to harm others.

Having a system like that would not, in my opinion, help out too well.
The class would take alot of work to get situated and what not.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:23 PM
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thanks guys, keep em coming!



care to elaborate?

oh, and if i decide to quote some of you guys for my essay, does anyone have a problem with me pm'ing you for a full name?

I dont mind if I end up saying something smart


I do see a problem with it though. Say Joe blow has a buddy(Bill) that plays & has the card & all that stuff. Joe wants to get into paintball & Bill says "go check KUSA out & do some reading." Then Joes like "wow I can get a cheap used marker here dirt cheap!!!" Gets one with out even getting the ID or doing a class......

EDIT Duh the ID number must be used in the transaction!! Unless the system went so far as to keep track of how many markers people own.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:25 PM
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This is kind of like taking drivers ed before taking your road test for your license. Although you know everything and get your license, you'll still speed or do something illegal.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:29 PM
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