Monday, May 18, 2009

Why Paintball May Be Banned in Germany (Continued)

This report came to me as an email on the current report on Germanys ban on paintball by Lars Herzig

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Paintball is a modern way to play cops and robbers, only here the guns used to eliminate opponents fire paint pellets. People who play paintball, also known as gotcha, say it's a harmless sport. However, a working group composed of experts from Germany's state and federal interior ministries say paintball is dehumanizing and encourages violence. They want politicians to draw consequences from the school massacre in Winnenden and ban games like paintball.