Police in several cities across the U.S. are trying to put a stop to the groups of men waging paintball battles as a part of #PaintballsUpGunsDown — an anti-gun violence campaign police are calling misguided.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the #PaintballsUpGunsDown movement has gotten out of control and could backfire if officers mistake a paintball gun for a real firearm.
The grassroots movement first gained traction on social media in early April as a proposed way to resolve conflicts with paint instead of bullets. Since then, participants from Atlanta to Detroit have engaged in full blown paintball wars on city streets, with as many as 50 shooters taking aim at each other at once, hitting innocent bystanders and marking up cars and homes.
Over the last week, police in Detroit started making arrests for destruction of property. Paintballers say they’re being targeted for being young and black and that cleaning up paint is a lot better than picking up dead bodies.
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This shit is so funny holy shit
Using Nitrogen… know their stuff.
What the guy in the American flag shirt said it best! better than bullet's! good 4 you guys, there's been too much killing n this. country. This is much better?
I agree with paintball gun
This is so dumb
Real life Splatoon ?
Better paint and dents than blood and holes
real and dangerous lol no bullets is real and dangerous ahha
Cops should leave them alone…. paintball companies should sponsor these people… paintball is not cheap.
I bet these guys go out from the city and paintball outdoors too have a good time.
The only thing is nobody is wearing masks so someones gonna get their eye dmged… The impact from the paintball can rupture an eye and also the shell of a paintball and break and go into your eye at high spd… neither a good scenario, but both magnitudes better than worst case scenario of being shot with a real gun.
Without proper eye protection this is incredibly retarded. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
Best way to catch a lawsuit
They should at least use bright colored paint. Detroit already looks harsh enough without looking like it's covered in pigeon droppings 😛
Paint ball or 9mm slug to your chest? Let them shoot paint instead of lead all day 100%
I wish we had this here in chicago . I think these dudes are on ta somthing.
Kayshaun from cooper if u watching this, i just shot yo sister
Tbh I’d rather get a bruise than a chunk missing from my body
Must be nice not having a job
Somebody should open up a paint ball park and they could stop all the properly damage.
hell yeah, got the nitrogen
Next thing you know somebody is gonna get mad and everyone will start a real war ..
But at least you get to talk about afterwards ?
guy with the pats hat looks like DJ Paul
Even if police mistake paintball guns for real ones there would still be less dead people overall since gang violence drops
I can see it now, "put the gun down.its a paint ball gu—"☠
What's fucked up is the cops would rather have them kill each other
Vice is such bullshit reporting
A great way to get shot for real.
They start shooting my car, I will shoot back with lead.
We been doing this in the hood in San Antonio since 1999. This old shit but fun tho
Thats a bad idea, a mans gonna pull outa paintball gun, the others gonna pull a 9mm pistol, acting out violence doesn’t remove actual violence
thay want blacks to kill so there mad
start of the purge
That looks more fun than getting shot up. Let's live ppl. can I play?
Rather use a real ar
Better than real bullets
This is why…