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    PaintBall Gun Deadly Weapon

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    Found this interesting and surprising.

    Surprised, in that Indiana, where so many carry that someone would attempt this; quite risky IMO.


    From Indiana code:

    (1) is justified in using deadly force;  and

    (2) does not have a duty to retreat;

    if the person reasonably believes that that force is necessary to prevent serious bodily injury to the person or a third person or the commission of a forcible felony.  No person in this state shall be placed in legal jeopardy of any kind whatsoever for protecting the person or a third person by reasonable means necessary.
    This punk was fortunate it was not someone else he peppered with paint balls.

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    On the instant of being threatened with being fired upon and seeing a gun raised in one's direction, I would suppose that nearly anyone would assume it's exactly what it looks to be: a manifest deadly assault with apparent intent to murder the person.

    Definitely lucky. He's going to try that game with the "wrong" (right-minded and fully-prepared) person, at some point. I doubt he'll be laughing then.

    Hopefully, someone who cares about his sorry butt will smack some sense into his head, before someone else is injured by his wanton disregard ... and before he's put down for good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RightsEroding View Post
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    by reasonable means
    ...and that's the gotcha that lets them prosecute you anyway.

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    ...and that's the gotcha that lets them prosecute you anyway.
    Agreed, and it is highly dependent where one lives, liberal anti gun states vs. carry friendly states.

    Yep, the word “reasonable” seems to cover much definitional ground.

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    Yet another example of paintball guns used by people to fire upon a home ... with deadly results.


    Texas homeowner fatally shoots teen who was part of group shooting paintball guns at home @ Fox News, 22 May 2019.

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    A Texas homeowner who reportedly believed his house was being fired upon, fatally shot a 19-year-old man who was part of the group creating the "disturbance" in the Houston neighborhood — but police later found paintball splatter at the scene and are reportedly now unsure if anyone besides the homeowner had an actual firearm.

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    At some point, Avery Bullock, 27, asked the alleged victim: "Yo, old school, you ever been shot with a paint gun?,” according to court documents obtained by the Indianapolis Star. He is charged with battery by means of a deadly weapon.
    My answer would no but you are about to be shot with a real gun.

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    Paintball guns are limited to 300 fps in competition, but some can be opened up to 375 fps. That can put out an eye and it can break bare skin on contact. So they are as dangerous as a sharp stick. You come at me with a sharp stick, and you're gettin' lead, so the same with paintball.

    Also, it might, in the heat of the moment, be hard to distinguish between the sound of a paintball gun and the sound of a suppressed firearm. In addition, there are air and CO2 based weapons that fire deadlier things than paint balls. You can actually hunt game with them. So again, lead in return.

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    Paintball guns are limited to 300 fps in competition, but some can be opened up to 375 fps. That can put out an eye and it can break bare skin on contact. So they are as dangerous as a sharp stick. You come at me with a sharp stick, and you're gettin' lead, so the same with paintball.

    Also, it might, in the heat of the moment, be hard to distinguish between the sound of a paintball gun and the sound of a suppressed firearm. So again, lead.
    For me, it's the manifest legitimate appearance of dire deadly threat. Matters not a bit that it turns out to be only a paint gun. It's a gun format, I've been threatened with being shot by it, the would-be perp has just announced his (?) manifest intent to harm me with it ... and I'm supposed to be capable of determining, under the proverbial "upraised knife," with certainty that it's all a sham and "only" paint? Like hell I am.

    Threatened with being fired upon, the perp should be prepared to be halted with whatever force ends up necessary to do so. Up to and including the use of deadly force, if need be.
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    Given there is no law against painting the tip of a live firearm red, I'm sure it is a matter of time (hypothetically) until someone does so. Then there will be a law against painting the tip of a live firearm red.

    Of course, in this hypothetical situation, the painter would have already been barred from owning a firearm anyway.
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