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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

just read a artical and they are saying that he played paintball alot and now they are going to put some blame on paintball. FUCK THE MEDIA!



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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

It's as if you read the facebook status I literally just posted up on this.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:05 AM

exactly.... i just posted on their facebook page. Im not to happy right now...
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

It's as if you read the facebook status I literally just posted up on this.

Well if the media says that paintball caused him to shoot up a movie theater, then what does that make TechPBPosted Image


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

That Gator 50 guy said it right.

"When you show interest in a sport that's main focus is shooting people, the general public tends to make these connections."

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

wow.... wtf

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:54 AM

That Gator 50 guy said it right.

"When you show interest in a sport that's main focus is shooting people, the general public tends to make these connections."


yeah, but paintball is shooting and eliminating people for fun. it's a sport for some and a hobby for others. you shoot paint filled geletain balls at eachother for FUN. paintball doesn't teach your how to use an AR-15 or to just kill people. that comes from other problems like mental issues. just from playing paintball i've never learned how to use an assault rifle, i've neve learned that this sport teaches you to kill people, it's for fun.

fuck the media. they just need to have a story so they pick on a hurt and already wearing down group of individuals.
and we all know there is going to be that one mom out there that will never let her kid play even if he wants to because apparently paintball makes your a murderer. so then she tells all her friends and start "killing" off the future of the sport

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:07 PM


That Gator 50 guy said it right.

"When you show interest in a sport that's main focus is shooting people, the general public tends to make these connections."


yeah, but paintball is shooting and eliminating people for fun. it's a sport for some and a hobby for others. you shoot paint filled geletain balls at eachother for FUN. paintball doesn't teach your how to use an AR-15 or to just kill people. that comes from other problems like mental issues. just from playing paintball i've never learned how to use an assault rifle, i've neve learned that this sport teaches you to kill people, it's for fun.

fuck the media. they just need to have a story so they pick on a hurt and already wearing down group of individuals.
and we all know there is going to be that one mom out there that will never let her kid play even if he wants to because apparently paintball makes your a murderer. so then she tells all her friends and start "killing" off the future of the sport

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:39 PM

They like pointing fingers that's how they are!
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

the media is going to ride that story for all its worth, It's a shame.

The worst part about it is during his speech the govenor offered no codolences to the family but instead congradulated the police for effecient work.




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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

The media is relating this to paintball because of the smoke bombs he used. Yes, maybe the fact that we shoot each other for fun has to do with it; but they say that the smoke bombs the used are the same ones used in milsim paintball.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

The knives I use to eat steak are the same ones that people get stabbed with. Should we blame the cows for being delicious?

It makes the same amount of sense.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:23 PM

that made alot of sense tho :tup:



The knives I use to eat steak are the same ones that people get stabbed with. Should we blame the cows for being delicious?

It makes the same amount of sense.


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

He also slept in a bed. We should blame bed companies, because when people sleep they can have a dream about killing, and then make them go and do it.


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Posted on their page. Let's rally together and show them that they're full of shit.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

If we're going to post ANYTHING on their page, it has to be calm and civilized. If we go on there saying stuff like "fuck you, pieces of shit paintball has absolutely no fucking relation to this shooting or violence!" It's only going to prove their point. We have to relax, and be really chill about it. No swear words, and no nasty posts.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:38 PM

If we're going to post ANYTHING on their page, it has to be calm and civilized. If we go on there saying stuff like "fuck you, pieces of shit paintball has absolutely no fucking relation to this shooting or violence!" It's only going to prove their point. We have to relax, and be really chill about it. No swear words, and no nasty posts.

No, I was civill and calm. Sorry my post might have sounded hostile. That's not the message I was trying to get across. We have to tell them they're wrong, but in the right way as you said.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:40 PM


If we're going to post ANYTHING on their page, it has to be calm and civilized. If we go on there saying stuff like "fuck you, pieces of shit paintball has absolutely no fucking relation to this shooting or violence!" It's only going to prove their point. We have to relax, and be really chill about it. No swear words, and no nasty posts.

No, I was civill and calm. Sorry my post might have sounded hostile. That's not the message I was trying to get across. We have to tell them they're wrong, but in the right way as you said.

I wasn't directing the post at you. I could just imagine some hyped up teen (I'm 16 myself, calm down guys) going on their and cussing them out.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:51 PM



If we're going to post ANYTHING on their page, it has to be calm and civilized. If we go on there saying stuff like "fuck you, pieces of shit paintball has absolutely no fucking relation to this shooting or violence!" It's only going to prove their point. We have to relax, and be really chill about it. No swear words, and no nasty posts.

No, I was civill and calm. Sorry my post might have sounded hostile. That's not the message I was trying to get across. We have to tell them they're wrong, but in the right way as you said.

I wasn't directing the post at you. I could just imagine some hyped up teen (I'm 16 myself, calm down guys) going on their and cussing them out.

Oh ok haha, and believe it or not someone's already said something like that.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

The thing is is that the media is basically saying "he used smoke bombs that were designed for paintball,so the whole sport of paintball is to blame".They are trying to make this big fuss out of one little detail in the shooting.Are they putting the people that made the kevlar armor that he used in the spotlight?No.Are they getting mad at the people that made the GUNS that he used?No.Are they getting mad at the people of paintball because he used smoke bombs designed for paintball?Yes.See what I mean?

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

What a piss off....this is one of the worst things that could happen to the sport right now, perfect

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

i posted about how by there logic spoons make us fat. and all muslims are terriost (not true islam is one of the most peaceful relegions), also said that the would have to blame smoke machines in clubs

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

I know this is off topic but shouldn't this thread be in the negative news section of the forum ?
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:11 PM

inb4 lock.

But my contribution is, just let it go. The Media blames everything. One time, in my local newspaper, they blamed this fatal wreck on the fact that one of the drivers was a racer. The racer survived, but the other person died in the hospital bed. The racer wasn't at fault. I know the guy, he races completely legal, sanctioned events. Mostly Autocross and Drag Racing, but they are all legally organized and ran.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

sort of i just wanted to get the point across bc this is a big deal


I know this is off topic but shouldn't this thread be in the negative news section of the forum ?


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

Its just like saying the gun killed him not the man or that spoons make people fat everyone wants an excuse. Nobody wants to believe that one individual can go that fucking phsyco without a reason.and they just had to chose paintball

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

If the media wants to link this crime to paintball, so be it. Will they be wrong? Yes. Because the guy who committed the crime was a bit messed up - mentally.

In my opinion, there has to be a statement released by a mental health specialist that connects what he did to paintball. Will that ever happen? No. This is the media pointing fingers, starting drama, and blaming other people or things because, hey - they can.

It's like blaming Richard McDonald because 2/3 of all Americans are either 1) Obese 2) Overweight or 3) Unhealthy.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

Said this in a few of these threads already, but don't get overdramatic. This is not killing the sport, the "worst thing that could happen to the sport right now" or anything even close. In fact the more upset and up in arms we get about this, the bigger the story gets and the longer it stays around.

The attitude we should have as a sport is that this is hack journalism, and a collective "psssh!"
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

That Gator 50 guy said it right.

"When you show interest in a sport that's main focus is shooting people, the general public tends to make these connections."


thats not everything he said, his entire post was actually well thought out and well said, they took it out of context

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:19 PM

inb4lock

But this is how the media is, all they want is attention.

I posted 5 words, "Stay out of our sport".

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

That Gator 50 guy said it right.

"When you show interest in a sport that's main focus is shooting people, the general public tends to make these connections."


exactly

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:57 PM

In this world we now live in everyone has to blame peoples actions on anything other then the person themself. This world that is so corrupt and ruled by greed also has this thing with beliveing no one is a bad person its all caused by something. Sadly what so few realise is that there are just plain bad people in the world. Look at the rapist, murderers, thugs, ect if they all were made that way by something in life then shouldn't we all also be such things?

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

I think there is much bigger issues that contributed to this disaster and paintball was not involved into it developing it all. The first being that people who do this, are sick, mentally ill, no normal person can shoot 58 people including woman and children and be considered "normal" or sane. So this whole "is he faking it" stuff is bs, he just shot 58 people, killed 12 including a 6 year old girl and called himself the joker.. NO @#$T hes insane. Secondly, he legally obtained thousands of rounds of ammunition, LEGALLY he had a arsenal. Not starting a gun law war but that can not happen up here in the north, yes its only that one guy who abuses your guys' gun law's down south but as you can see, it only takes that one guy. Paintball had nothing to do with it, and I sincerely hope that IE airs a apology as they can see they upset a very large community. Oh, and for those going against what gator said on PBN, you can find the original post, they left out much of the quote making it sound the opposite of what he intended. Here it is..



when you show interest in a sport thats main focus is shooting people, the general public tends to make these connections. someone who plays the sport knows better, but when a housewife browsing yahoo sees paintball in an article about the worst mass shooting in american history bad things are going to happen.

edit: and the fact the dvd is called soldiers of misfortune doesnt help either. another thing the casual reader wont look into and just draw conclusions about.

maryln manson wasnt responsible in any way for the shooting at columbine, but somehow he got his name dragged through the mud for it. This is no different

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:22 PM

Don't draw too much negative attention to TechPB or they will start labeling you as "sociopaths" when they go through your posting history and half your posts are advising people to "Shit in/on their _____"

Let's not be dumb-asses here.

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