In the real world, we can’t just run around shoot one another. Uh, well you know what I mean. Although some individuals and groups pay no attention to these laws, the majority of us with an education realize that there are certain things we can’t do. Unloading an assault rifle at a group of people is one of them. Of course this doesn’t mean that there aren’t alternatives. Trust me when I say there are. Who’s heard of paintball stores and paintball wars? This little game of cat and mouse has been going since the 80s when it all began. And it seems like it’s only getting more and more prominent and popular as time passes.

Have you ever been hit with a paintball? It freaking hurts! If you don’t believe me, just give it a whirl in a paint gun battle. You will soon be enlightened. They don’t strap on all that clothing and gear for nothing. It’s to block the paint balls from hitting your skin. This happened to me once back when I was only 13 years old. My parents bought me an awesome paintball gun for my birthday, as requested. It was literally the coolest present ever. Thank God for the paintball stores and mail order catalogs. I immediately took it outdoors with my brother and we started target practice. Then we idiotically got the notion to shoot one another with it. You know the drill; just to see what it feels like. Well I was shot first, right in the bare arm. OUCH! I squealed like a 13 year old boy. Oh wait, I was one. Anyway, I didn’t have it in me to shoot my 12 year old brother after that. It just didn’t seem right. Two painful welts are certainly not better than one.

Take precautions! Even though I know how exciting it is to hit up the paintball stores for new artillery and oodles of wildly colored ammo, make certain you take the necessary precautions before engaging in an all-out paintball war. These guns are powered by CO2 and they hurt like a mother. Wear the vests, standard padding and helmets. It’s all typically available at the paintball stores as well. Also, make sure you find a legitimate course to enjoy, if you’re searching for paintball battles. Aim for the chest!