Really we as a community should really treat paintball markers as to what they resemble and in reality are, firearms. Not ones that are intended to kill, or that use gunpowder, but let us face the facts. One, paintball markers do fire a projectile at 280 feet per second. That is roughly 110 mph. Treat it with respect or become the next picture person of ruptured eyes, broken nose, etc if the marker discharged and happen to smash into your face without a mask. I am former military, but really, a paintball gun is still a gun and has the potential to harm others. Treat any weapon as if it can hurt others until proved otherwise. Not all officers are going to react in a negative way, but let us face it, cap guns used to be fun to play with until kids got it in their heads to play a prank, then people got hurt and things had to change. I still flinch when ever I see a marker with out a barrel sock on and air/hopper still attached.