RE: Should we be

Chuck Kuecker (
Tue, 05 Oct 1999 15:42:50 -0500

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.

Chuck Kuecker