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Old 09-05-09, 08:03   #1
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Biggest knee-jerk reaction ever?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8041320.stm
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Old 09-05-09, 08:46   #2
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I find it a little strange that in a country like this, here, where we have never allowed gun ownership (pistols I mean, other than for sporting purposes) I dont recall any clamour for banning paintballing.

Yet in Germany it would appear possible under certain circumstances to own a gun for self defence (and not be a police officer or in the military) and yet they seem to want to ban paintballing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Politics_in_Germany

I just find it a little strange.
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Old 09-05-09, 17:14   #3
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If this goes through I won't be surprised if they call for an EU ban. Considering we're in an economic downturn and this would lead to small businesses having to close down. Seems to be all about money though, Germany are probably the largest gun manufacturer in Europe, yet they target imitation weapons instead of real ones.
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Old 09-05-09, 17:41   #4
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If this goes through I won't be surprised if they call for an EU ban. Considering we're in an economic downturn and this would lead to small businesses having to close down. Seems to be all about money though, Germany are probably the largest gun manufacturer in Europe, yet they target imitation weapons instead of real ones.
I really couldn't see that happening..it would not be based off evidence but personal opinion. Germany's solution seems to ban anything to make it seem like they're doing something when they don't have the solution or when they don't like the reason. It's like they struggle to accept. They can't blame videogames this time..thus it's paint ball. Maybe it's a nutter trying to pass a bill (I hope it is) and it's attracted some headlines.
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so tempting to have a Basil Faulty moment
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so tempting to have a Basil Faulty moment
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Old 10-05-09, 06:05   #8
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Old 10-05-09, 08:17   #9
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We did not start it!
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Don't mention the war!
Ahh! so that's the reason my German boss' don't talk to me.
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Makes perfect sense - ban paintball, and no-one will want to go out shooting things/people/etc with their real weapons!

In fact, it makes about as much sense as one of these.
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