Sorry to reincarnate a dead thread, but I'm somewhat new to the site and still catching up on my reading material....
That is a great story. Some of the accompanying stories are clear "untruthitudes", but hey, still entertaining.
Most cops are more than tolerant and will give what they get. You give them respect and comply with their instructions and they will treat you properly. You don't...well, you know what happens when you don't.
As far as shooting a paintball marker in city limits, most communities do have laws against this; I would suggest checking into it. My community has an ordinance against "discharging a firearm within city limits", but the definition of "firearm" has been expanded to include airguns and archery equipment.
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