At 03:42 PM 10/5/99 -0500, you wrote:
>At 11:41 AM 10/5/1999 -0400, Joseph 1 wrote:
>>A silenced airgun isn't an oxymoron at all; you can purchase or make your
>>own silencers for paintball guns (they can be surprisingly loud). Could that
>>be another possible application for paintball guns, though? What if the .68
>>calliber balls were filled with a skin-contact sedative? Or even an airborne
>>irritant like mace? Could be a very effective non-lethal weapon with
>>relatively pin-point accuracy (certainly moreso than lobbing a grenade
>>cannister into a crowd). It could be useful in hostage situations, etc.
>The paintball could also ID the target with UV fluorescent paint or
>dye...surprised they don't have this for riot control already.
Just about every payload imaginable is already available in paintball form: explosive, teargas, pepper spray, all kinds of dyes and markers, weird chemical payloads, etc.
Needless to say, most of these loads are not available to the general public.