Police charging boy, 10, after paintb...

Police charging boy, 10, after paintball gun incident

There are 25 comments on the Braintree Forum story from Jun 25, 2007, titled Police charging boy, 10, after paintball gun incident. In it, Braintree Forum reports that:

“After being struck in the back by a paintball, the victim followed the vehicle in which his assailant was a passenger into Randolph and called the Randolph police”

Police are seeking charges against a 10-year-old Revere boy for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after he shot a paintball at a 24-year-old Milton man while he was looking at cars at a Pond Street ... via Braintree Forum

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East Weymouth, MA

#22 Jul 10, 2008
Same rule applies to real guns. But many people believe we as individuals are too stupid to own them. They think only military and police should have guns. Yet who let his 12 year old find his weapon and take it out in the streets last week? A state cop. Sheesh. Proper training and follow the rules of common sense.
Concerned Parent

United States

#23 Jul 16, 2008
homie says wrote:
<quoted text>.......since paintball shots cant hurt anyone, how bout prove it, let someone shoot ya in the eye, even better , have them shoot your eye while driving...charge kid and dad, kids know right from wrong, some are just a-holes that later turn into grown up a-holes, sorry if that defines you.....i bet youd sue
Amazing my son was shot in the eye with what you call not a dangerous weapon, you tell him that they are not dangerous and how he feels now that he is partically blind in the eye. Think about kids being kids saying and accidents are just that accidents...but they are dangerous and being used in more ways then the purpose of shotting out paintballguns...like freezing the paintballs and putting marbles in them, so again tell me that these are not "weapons" and you will find many parents that have injured children of no fault of their own ready to speak out and yes sue for the astronimicall financial responsibility it has when your child did nothing wrong...food for thought thank
Concerned Parent

United States

#24 Jul 16, 2008
Obviously you did not read the article correctly because one there were safety precautions, my son was not the one that did the shooting he was the one who got shot and was suppose to be under "adult" supervision....Adults are more scared of loosing their sport than the kids, maybe if you were a parent and had a child that was injured by these weapons and yes they are weapons you might have a different opinion.
Like the old saying goes, you don't know shit until you walked a mile in somone elses shoes!!!!
And if the whole story was in that article you will still be reading it..and she is not banning paintball guns, she wants regulations on them so kids stop thinking they are "TOYS"!! IGNORANCE IS BLISS!!! So before everyone starts telling that mother to take responsibility, it also happens at certified facilities..so there is no excuse or reason to attack a mother who is trying to prevent 'KIDS' from playing with these guns and make the parents responsible. So anything else you want to say about this family that has been devastated because of another persons negligence????

East Weymouth, MA

#25 Jul 16, 2008
Ryan wrote:
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I recently read the Hartford Courrant article about what happened to your son and it is completely ignorant to try to penalize the entire paintball community because your son was not following proper safety precautions. Had your son been wearing goggles as he was supposed to be doing, or had the kid who shot him had a barrel sock on as he was supposed to, this whole thing would have never happened. I feel that you should accept full responsibility as a parent for not being sure of your son's knowledge about paintball safety precautions, and allowing him to play paintball with other kids who also lacked this knowledge. Not to mention the fact you allowed your son to play at a non-certified paintball field. I have been playing paintball at a certified field with strict safety enforcement for almost 5 years and have never witnessed such an injury as your son's. Stop trying to blame the sport for your son's injury and take responsibility for your own mistakes.
But Ryan, that's how it works these days. We ignore all the signs that a person is crazy, suicidal, homicidal, for fear of being politically incorrect because he's a foreigner, and then when he shoots up a campus because he knows nobody is allowed to carry a gun there and might shoot back, we take guns away from law abiding citizens. Get with the program. It's the new world order.

Little Rock, AR

#26 Jan 28, 2011
a Paintball gun is a very dangerour weapon! I was shot in my right eye by some one in a passing car and I lost sight completely in that eye. IT IS NOT A TOY! IT TRAVELS ABOUT 300 MILES AN HOUR.

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