02-12-2017, 03:39 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Not This Kid!!
No, I never did paintball. Back in the early 70's, I worked in a grocery store in South Florida, while I went to college. One Friday, I was headed to the rear of the store to go unload the grocery trailer that had just been dropped off. While I was heading to the back, a guy from the alarm company was working on the armed robbery circuit. He shorted it out!! When I opened the the back door of the store, there were two Ft Lauderdale policemen in the front of the store, a Broward County sheriff's deputy on each side and two Florida Highway Patrolmen at the back. The troopers met me with 12 gauge shotguns pointed at my head! I can verify for you that the barrel of a 12 gauge is about 4 inches in diameter from the business end!!! I told the troopers very quickly, "I work here!" To which they responded, "We'll see....!"
Ever since then I have not wanted anything that even vaguely resembled a gun to be pointed at me. I raised my kids shooting from the age of five. But they were NEVER allowed to do paintball. I did not want them pointing "guns" at anyone or having anyone point "guns" at them. In fact, when my son graduated from boot camp, the Army put on a demonstration for the parents, family and friends of the new soldiers. Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles entered the parade ground from opposing ends. They "attacked" and neutralized a simulated machine gun nest with the Bradley's 25mm chain guns . They then launched smoke grenades, dropped the back doors and deployed two squads of soldiers who charged toward the review stands with weapons facing forward. While this charge went on, the graduates stood in platoon ranks at the rear of the parade grounds. My son whispered to the soldier next to him, "My dad is not going to like this!!" He was right!!
So, no, paintball is not for this fat old Lineman!!! And NEVER will be!!
The Lineman-Proud Army Dad!!
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Last edited by Lineman; 02-13-2017 at 01:16 PM.