City may ban slingshots and "shooting instruments of any kind"
"It's just like a gun ban. It's only going to affect those who try to break the law," said Chad Carter, a paintball gun owner and Bossier City resident.
Carter and his teenage son work or play at the Paintball Warehouse & Field in Shreveport every weekend. His wife and daughter often play, too.
"We find safe areas to play in whether it be a private field or a public course," Carter said. "Neighborhoods are too tight to do anything."
People who don't obey the law could be fined up to $500, imprisoned up to 60 days or both.
Councilman Scott Irwin initiated the bill after he said he heard complaints that someone had used a paintball gun in the Shady Grove area of his south Bossier district. . . .
Of course, there is always the option of penalizing someone if they fire a paintball or slingshot at another person who is not willingly involved in some sort of game.