"There was no argument I was just point out the facts of the matter. Both of you chose to ignore them however. "
Neither of us are ignoring them it was off topic and not what this was supposed to be about please don't attack either of us. Thanks
Also just so you know paintball is one of the least dangerous sports. I did my entire senior project on it. There are more reported injuries from bowling then paintball. All though the incidents with the compressed air tanks make some argue otherwise, even with these being very rare incidents.
Yes to someone who is ill informed of the sport it may look bad. With a little research they can find out the difference between riot control gear and what the actual sport of paintball is about. I feel most people don't get informed and it is a negative image for the sport. Although i doubt many people noticed this as the main argument of that conflict was about the pepper spray canisters since thats what were actually used. Luckily for our sport the guns were not used otherwise i'm sure we would all be getting questions and having to deal with something that has nothing to do with the sport, except that they use low end paintball markers to deliver what they consider riot control methods.