Paintball is a sport in which participants eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with paintballs (spherical gelatin capsules containing primarily polyethylene glycol, other non-toxic and water-soluble substances, and dye) shot from a compressed-gas-powered "marker".
Paintball draws a wide array of players, and the Sporting Goods Manufacturer's Association estimates that over 10 million people play annually in the United States alone.
A game of paintball usually involves two opposing teams seeking to eliminate all of the other team's players or to complete an objective, such as retrieving a flag, eliminating a specific player, or other paintball variations. An average, non-professional game of paintball usually lasts around five minutes to half an hour.
Paintball isn't training people to kill, nor does it make poeple "get used to" shooting someone. Shooting someone is more representative of a tag. Besides paintball is the ONLY team sport where u can legally eliminate your opponent from play. It is only a game and best of all no one gets hurt.
In fact, psychologists have seen it to be a catharsis. It is a safe and healthy way to blow off some of the everyday tensions in life. Violent tendencies? Absolutely NOT. Tendencies towards a hot bath and a warm bed after a day of paintball comes to mind.