Paintball competitors avoid prosecution

IBN News 15 November 2006 8

[ACCORDING TO IBN NEWS] The Attorney-General Simon Corbell has announced interstate competitors in a paintball match in Tuggeranong in October won’t be prosecuted.

He’s issued a special direction yesterday to that effect.

Apparently firearms laws as they currently stand don’t allow anyone from interstate to bring paintball guns into the Territory for paintball competitions.

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8 Responses to Paintball competitors avoid prosecution
bonfire bonfire 6:02 pm 21 Nov 06

oh yeah – paintball minigun:


benno1 benno1 1:39 pm 16 Nov 06

We need to get the laws changed now so players who live in the ACT can own their own markers. Tournament Paintball in Australia is a rapidly growing sport, The Australian Masters next weekend (17-18-19th Nov) is proof. Teams from US, NZ and Aus all converging on Action Paintball in Sydney for 3 days of fast paced action.

ACT has 2 teams participating in the 7 man event, Team Uprising, who took out Division 1 at the South Pacific Championships in Brisbane this year and a new team forming for the Masters, Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment have been training with Uprising out at Predator Paintball for the last few weeks, and look forward to their first major tourney. We also have a representative side entered in the 10 man ‘State Of Origin’, where the top players from each state battle it out for the honour of their region.

We have alot of talent in the ACT, I think we would uncover even more if the laws were in line with NSW firearms laws (and the rest of the country for that matter bar NT and TAS)and the tourism spin-offs from national tournaments potentially being held here would be huge.

nyssa76 nyssa76 10:49 pm 15 Nov 06


gurunik gurunik 8:38 pm 15 Nov 06

git behind wagga wagga, git behind, come ’round, come on, come on, git behind, git behind, come on, SIT. good dog. WAGGA COME HERE. GIT BEHIND! throwing hat on the ground)…ah ya mongrel. wont stop chasin’ the chooks.

wagga_wagga wagga_wagga 1:52 pm 15 Nov 06

It wopuld be fun to hand out paint ball guns to all Liberal MP’s for their next party meeting.

Forget the paint of course – they feed on blood.

KandyA KandyA 1:03 pm 15 Nov 06

paintball is banned in the NT !!!
as will speeding be soon

simto simto 10:56 am 15 Nov 06

So the headline should be “ACT Government agrees to honour commitment”.

Sadly enough, that’s probably exceptional enough to still be a story…

che che 10:26 am 15 Nov 06

I’m glad Simon decided not to prosecute after Kieran went to all the trouble of gaining permission for doing exactly this.

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