What do you do when you’ve banned it all? (ban paint)

Germany recently experienced a tragic shooting in which a 17 yr old shot and killed 15 people.

Germany already has extremely strict gun laws:
– Required permit/license to own a firearm.
– Additional firearms require their own permits
– License is for 3 years
– Mandatory secure storage
– Mandatory insurance

But politicians have run into a problem. What do you do when you’ve already banned, regulated, restricted?  Politicians have to find some other means of action so that they appear to be doing something to remedy the problem.  So what’s the latest coming out of Germany.

They are calling for a bann on paintball, airsoft, and all games in which players shoot each other with pellets. (Not sure, will this include NERF too?)

“The governing parties say paintball trivialises violence and risks lowering the threshold for committing violent acts.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/5291891/Germany-to-ban-paintball-in-wake-of-high-school-shooting.html

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Published in: on May 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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