Hilarious

From: Atomic-Design [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-25-04 9:45 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Hilarious

I absolutely love the site.  Not only is the idea absolutely hilarious, but it sounds like fun!  I’m not sure if I want to be the Mafia or the innocent students.  I’d like to have a strategic escape from the building, but I also want to recreate a murder.  Any ideas?


We are glad you love the site.

You can reserve your own time to re-create your own scenario. Please coordinate with the schedule.


-TeamPaint

More Realism

From: Erich Raasch-Wainscott [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-25-04 9:09 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: More Realism

You should consider using simunition (www.simunition.com).
It would make the experience a hell of a lot more realistic.
The school should have a PA system, that the players can use to taunt/relay messages/play music over. also, didn’t the Trench Coat Mafia have boobytraps and whatnot strewn across the school?
Just a few suggestions. Other than that, your park sounds like a lot of fun. Have a good one.


All now incorporated into our re-creation. Thanks!


-TeamPaint

man o man, you guys are sick

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-23-04 5:28 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: (no subject)

man o man, you guys are sick


Our doctor says otherwise, that we are very healthy. We did not ask for a second opinion.

-TeamPaint

Columbine

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-23-04 12:00 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Columbine

This in my opinion is  really sick, An anybody who plays the game is even sicker!!!!!!


Anybody who plays the game has to be healthy, the sick are not able to play.


-TeamPaint

Re: I hope you read this and react to it.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-22-04 10:21 AM
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Subject: Re: I hope you read this and react to it.

Friends, Family and Colleagues,

In my haste, I did not take enough time to truly study the validity of the Columbine Paintball website.  In spending the last few days doing more reasearch I have found enough evidence to support a contrary opinion that the website is probably promoting a business that does not exist.

However, I absolutely will not retract my comments because what these people have done is absolutely inexcusable.  These people, whether maliciously or directly have infringed upon the rights of the students, staff and families of Columbine High School and Littleton, CO.

In addition, the mere suggestion of such a business venture is a vulgar, terroristic act that, in 2004, should be punishable in the same way any other terrorist act is punsihed.

There is no excuse for behavior like this, whether it comes from inside our national borders or abroad.

I sincerely meant every word I said.  I will not change my stance on this matter.

If I have caused you any embarrassment by forwarding my email to people who knew better, I apologize to you for that.  Please feel free to forward this email on as well.  However, my opinion of the people who prompted my anger has not and will not change until they cease and desist the operation and publication of http://www.ColumbinePaintball.com

Sincerely,

Kenneth E. Proctor, III


Your brain power is amazing. Most people come to your same realization in a few minutes, instead of days as you have done.

Please explain how we infringe on the rights of anybody.

Sir, we have not committed any terror act, we may have to have you interned for insanity. Besides, what does it mean to “punsihed” an terror act? We do not understand your language of the insane.

Our behavior is hilarious, however your stupidity is inexcusable. You now know it’s a fake and a joke, yet you do not change your mind. Not changing your mind when receiving new information is a sign of stupid, you fuck. As a pastor, you are a terrible reference for people to ask for advice.


-TeamPaint


You people are sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-21-04 8:46 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: (no subject)

You people are sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Please!!!!!!!!!!! What disease do we have????????????????????


-TeamPaint

Comment.

From: Chris McCarthy [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-21-04 3:59 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Comment.

Do you honesetly think that is the right thing to do? Opening up a paintball field is one thing, along with playing strategy games, but playing a strategy game based on The Biggest School massacre in U.S. history, you guys need some readjusting to what is in good taste. You are turning a very traumatic Experience into a game, where is your sense of decency and respect for the lives lost at Columbine high school?

Chris

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Many people turn a traumatic experience into a game, and even movies. Look at World War 2, extremely traumatic for millions, people make money off of it like crazy through video games and movies. It never fucking ends. So why single us out? Why piss on an honest enterprise? You need to readjust your focus on who the real bad guys are if you really believe what you say.

No, we don’t Yahoo!


-TeamPaint


Group prices

From: Philip [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-21-04 3:39 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject:

Could you send us some information on group prices?

Philip Miles
5330 Dunn Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Thanks!


Please give us a call, we will give you a price for your particular group. Pricing is done case by case.


-TeamPaint

At who's loss do we concider our actions?

From: Ken Proctor [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-21-04 2:27 PM
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: At who’s loss do we concider our actions?

I have recently been informed of your web site and found it to be all I was told it would be.

How can you consider this entertainment, good clean fun?  At what expense do we let ourselves to be lead to believe that this is even right, let alone fun.  Would you think it was a correct action if you had lost a loved one in this mass murder of children, teachers, fathers and mothers. I can only think you would be willing to sell your mother or father to the highest bidder.  Have you sold your soul to the evil one?

Please know that this business can and should be considered clean fun, but at what expense do you sell yourself out?  Is it not enough that we are selling the idea of shooting others for the sport of it, fun.  How far do we go before fun is using an AK-47 or some other weapon?  Do you think the minds of the younger people are not impressional?  Read up on the subject, they are very impressionable.

It is with sorrow that I feel compelled to pray for you.  I ask that you feel something within your heart.  It is supposed to be a warm, blood producing organ that we feel Love and compassion in.  Is your heart so cold and hard that you cannot see the difference between good, moral conscience and the need to do what ever to make money.  Has Money become your god?  I pray that you will allow your heart to be softened so as to let the light of  goodness in.  Please don’t let your humanity to stand aside for the all-mighty-buck.  There are many other ways to make money, that are not at the expense of decency.

I am a concerned person, a grand-parent and above all else a human being. Perhaps you still are to?  Consider my words and make a choice that is right for mankind and not yourself.


Kenneth E. Proctor, Jr.

Nicholasville, KY 40356

“And my God will meet all your needs to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

Phil 4:19



We are glad our site lives up to the expectations.

We consider it good clean fun as nobody gets hurt and people leave happy. You lead yourself to believe that this is fun and right at the expense of a few dollars only. We are not willing to sell our parents to the highest bidder, we are not slave traders. We don’t live in the fucked up slave-trading world YOU are from. Who is the evil one? Please identify him for us.

We can not use AK-47 type weapons in our scenario, that’s just bad for business as we would lose repeat customers. Your violent mind does not belong in a paintball arena.

We do not know if the minds of younger people are “impressional”, whatever that means. If we understood your meaning we could possibly answer.

Hey thanks for your prayers! It’s appreciated!

Actually, the heart does not PRODUCE blood, it simply pumps it through the body. Blood is produced from bone marrow. We suggest you go back and redo your biology classes in school. Also, we feel love and compassion in the brain, not the heart. Again, please go through your biology class.

There are other ways of making money, but this is the one that we have found to be the best way right now, creating a clean fun paintball scenario for all to enjoy. It is for all mankind to enjoy and appreciate.

Your god will meet all our needs? So generous. Thank you so much!


-TeamPaint





Americans?

From: Calafato, Guy T CECOM DCSRM [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-21-04 1:12 PM
To: ‘[email protected]
Cc: ‘[email protected]
Subject: Americans?
Importance: High

Folks –

You have crossed the line into moral bankruptcy.  To further your own economic wellbeing, you have established a business which taps into the vast reservoir of truly sick individuals willing to pay money for an emotional high based on the degradation of other human beings.  Your lack of conscience puts you in an elite group of companions which includes equally destructive businesses such as child pornography dealers, drug dealers, and pimps.

I do congratulate you on having found a way to tap this vast money pool legally.  But, inaccurately, you are furthering the corruption of all of American society, both Canadian and U.S. and are labeling it a “game”. Truly, you should label your business to reflect what it really represents – A training camp….every bit as destructive to this counry as those in Afghanistan.

The saddest part is that you are obviously folks of intelligence, resourcefulness, and truly untapped potential……..why not use your talents to promote the goodness of mankind, instead of its morale decline.

Just a thought.


Guy T. Calafato, 3rd


We could further our “wellbeing” if we knew what that is.

We are barely anything close to “elite” group of anything. We have never heard of them, they never call us or anything. We are far from destroying lives with drugs, your suggestion is a bit off.

We can hardly achieve the level of training offered by a training camp.  First of all we only have paintball markers, not real guns, and we stick to the Columbine scenario, which is not very adapted to any other scenarios. We are nowhere near the caliber of training provided by something like Front Sight Firearms Training Institute http://www.frontsight.com/

From your email address we gather that you are in the military. We consider that promoting the goodness of mankind, instead of it’s moral decline would be YOUR job, as it has been your oath to do so, or at least defend what it is now.

That’s right, you had just a thought. It was cute, though.


-TeamPaint

O Boy

From: Rolf Taipale [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-21-04 12:21 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: O Boy

A friend of mine told me about this webpaige, and I must say I didn’t believe her at first.

I read some of the mail you’d got, and a question came up:

Why does everybody want you dead?

Is it something american? That people want to kill other people? Want them to go to “hell”.

I can’t understand how anyone want someone else dead, to finish one’s life, to decide such things. I think it’s horrible.

I come from Sweden, a country in Europe if you don’t know, and here it isn’t legal to kill ANYONE.


I would never go to your little Columbine, and it would probably quite hard to get there too… Over the atlantic and such, but if others want to pretend to kill people, I guess it’s up to them.

I can’t see any point to be angry with you, apparently it doesn’t matter, when so many think shooting is awesome.

Have fun all you weirdos.

Malin Taipale


We don’t have a “webpaige”, whatever that is. We don’t believe it either.

Everybody wants us dead because we were smarter than them to have fun and make nice profits by remembering Columbine.

Yes, it is something American to kill other people. Look at all the wars the US is involved in that kill people everyday. Citizens don’t do anything to prevent it, therefore they must like killing people.

It is unlawful to kill in North-America, but Americans seem to think that they have the right to kill anyone they want.

The Atlantic can be crossed by boat and plane in this century, it is not that far.

Don’t be angry, come play some games and have fun! We DO have fun, you should to!


-TeamPaint

Change your image

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-21-04 9:56 AM
To: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
Subject: change your image

Your concept is of reproducing Columbine High school is absurd.  What’s next the J.F.K. memorial paint ball center in Dallas,  or maybe you can build twin towers and give flying lessions and have morons hanging out the cockpit with their paintball guns.  How much of your profits go to the victims and families who suffered such terrible event.  Your business didn’t work in Canada probably because Canadians have better sense.  Clean up your act


J.F.K. memorial is not a bad idea, but it does not provide an interesting paintball scenario for multiple players, nor does the twin tower scenario. Your lack of vision is disturbing. Thanks for the suggestion, but no thanks. Perhaps we would better understand if you explained “lessions”.

Yes, we knew Americans were fucking retarded as far as morals, that’s why we moved to the United States. Thanks for stating the obvious.


-TeamPaint


God help you

From: Ginny Proctor [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-21-04 8:48 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: God help you

In viewing your website–only because of my research on the tragedy at Columbine–I was disgusted that someone would actually have the audacity to create something like you created. How dare you commercialize and profit from the death of innocent young students!

One of the problems with the United States border authorities is that they let people like you cross our borders. Too bad they didn’t do more research into your intentions of anti-peacemaking.

I hope the families of the victims of Columbine do look into your website, only to put you out of business. As a business that condones violence and death of innocents, you have no right to the free enterprise system of the USA.

I’m sorry you take up space in the USA that could be utilized for something so much better. A field of grass would serve more purpose than you.

GP


If audacity disgusts you, perhaps you should not be in the United States.

What? Commercializing and profit from the death of innocent OLD students is OK? Young ones are not fair game?

All our activities are peaceful. It would be different if we used bullets instead of paintballs.

Some victims have seen the site and sent positive emails.

Funny you mention a field of grass, that was exactly what there was where our Columbine recreation now stands.


-TeamPaint

You should be ASHAMED!!

From: Jeannine Dean [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 10:33 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: You should be ASHAMED!!

You people should be more than ashamed of yourselves!!  This is sick!!  There should be a better adjective for you than just “sick” but I don’t think there is anything low enough to describe you for taking a horrible tragedy and profiting from it.  You disgust me and so does anyone who would go to your sick excuse for fun!!

Remember, God does remember what we do here on earth and I believe you will get what’s coming to you for doing this.

How dare you!!

Outraged citizen in Kansas!


We are not more ashamed of ourselves, our level of shame is quite acceptable right now, which is none at all.

This is not sick. We participate in the long lasting memory of this event.

Find your better adjective and please let us know what you find.

Paintball is not a sick excuse for fun. Don’t slam it until you try it!

We know God appreciates our effort to remember those who lost their lives.


-TeamPaint

Please tell me this is a sick joke

From: Karisha2020 [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 10:28 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject:

Please tell me this is a sick joke.



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“This is a sick joke”

We’re just saying that because you asked politely.


-TeamPaint

Your web site

From: Harry [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 8:01 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Your web site

Your website is in poor taste as is your theme.  I am an avid paint ball shooter, but can’t stomach this use of a very tragic situation for your profit.  If you must have a theme, pick a war that the US won rather than a rampant shooting at a highschool.    Thanks > > > Harry Cooper


The US has won a war? Please enlighten us.

-TeamPaint

I am appalled by what you present

From: Miller Bonnie [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 7:28 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject:

I am appalled by what you present.  I cannot possibly understand how you rationalize this “game” that takes advantage of the hurt and loss of so many people.

Bonnie Miller


We don’t rationalize, since it’s only a game.


-TeamPaint

Today’s the DAY!

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 5:12 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Today’s the DAY!

Wow!

Today’s the 5th anniversary and only today did I find your website.  I’d like to reserve one half day experience.  I’ve got 23 confirmed participates.  Let me know what the down payment is.  I am so psyched!  This will be the best paintball experience I’ve ever run across.  I’m looking at the 3rd of July.  Please contact me as soon as possible so I can firm up the logistics.

Bunky


You are reserved, no down payment. We are overjoyed!


-TeamPaint

Disgraceful

From: Christie [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 3:43 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: disgraceful

To whom it may concern:

Your website was recently brought to my attention and I am appalled by what I see.  How dare you trivialize the death of innocent people!  What happened at Columbine was not a game.  Innocent people, children, died.  I have nothing against the game of paintball, but I think you have taken it too far.  Our country has been through many tragedies and is combatting needless violence on a daily basis.  Turning these horrible acts into a game not only trivializes it, but it encourages this  violence and is telling people that it is ok and even fun to engage in these acts of violence.  I am offended as an American that you brought your ignorance to my country.  You should take your game back to where you came from.

Sincerely,

Christie Rotarius


Our web site can’t be THAT appalling, we had SOME design put into it.

We are offended that you think a tribute trivializes.


-TeamPaint

Sad, sad, sad

From: Kirk & Barb Perry [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 3:40 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Sad, sad, sad

You really are to be pitied if you think  you have to stoop to such disgusting activities to entertain decent people.  Please dismantle your website and activities immediately and ask for God’s forgiveness as well as that of the people effected by this terrible tragedy.

Barb & Kirk Perry
Greenville, Michigan


Oh, we do not entertain, we pay tribute.

We have asked for God’s forgiveness, and he says there is no need for forgiveness. We will remain open.


-TeamPaint

I hope you read this and react to it.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 3:23 PM
To: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; Jill Kirby( Honsinger),[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],A_Fo[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected] (Lloyd Grant), [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected], pastorjami[email protected],[email protected], [email protected]
Subject: I hope you read this and react to it.


To my friends, family and colleagues:

I was doing reasearch today on the internet in preparation for a lesson about the 5 year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.  I was very disturbed to find the following hit on my browser when I typed in “Columbine High School”

www.columbinepaintball.com

This is apparantly a Canadian small business that relocated to Wyoming because most of their patrons were from the US.  I trust that you will visit the website and then send your comments to them.  Their email address is:

[email protected]

This business is a disgrace to our system of democracy.

I really hate mass emails that have the warm fuzzy line at the bottom that reads, “Pass this along if you care.”  but I think we have a responsibility as parents and citizens to voice our opinion about heinous business practices that trivialize people’s loss, suffering and pain for the sake of the almighty buck.

Enclosed is a copy of the e-mail I sent to them this morning.  Many of you who receive this will view it as an emotional guilt trip.  To some extent, it is, but at what point does our Constituional right of freedom become a violation of someone else’s rights to peace and security?  Condoning the things that Columbine Paintball does flies in the face of everything President bush and former President Clinton have done to combat violence and terrorism.

I believe that Columbine Paintball has crossed the line into a violation of an unwritten moral code that we take by agreeing to be Americans.  Being an American is just as much a choice as being a Christian or a Muslim, or a Republican or a Democrat.  Clearly, the founders of Columbine Paintball missed the memo about being loyal to your country and upholding its values and its code of ethics.


Below is my email to Columbine Paintball:



To whom it may concern:

I am a youth pastor in Michigan who was on the internet doing some research about the 5th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

I was absolutely disgusted to find the website about your business.  What kind of sick and twisted person finds it acceptable to not only capitalize on murder, but finds it acceptable to promote the glorification of violence and the heroism of two criminal mass-murderers who weren’t even heroic enough to stick around to justify their actions?

Be assured that I will be forwarding this e-mail as well as your web address to my address book of well respected, upstanding, moral colleagues and I trust that they will forward it to their colleagues as well.  I promise you that this email as well as your web address is being sent to people who will have no reservations about dragging you name and reputation through the muck and mud that will hopefully put you out of business on the grounds of moral vagrancy.

Sirs, you apparantly have no idea or regard for the pain and anguish suffered by thousands of people because of events like the Columbine shootings.  It is people like you that make it almost impossible for people like me to explain why this world is going to hell.

You are a disgrace to columbine High School, our country, and to the human race.

May God have mercy on your filthy souls.

With utter sincerity,

Kenneth E. Proctor, III
Lansing, MI



We hope you realize that you are in a democratic republic, not a democray.

You celebrate the anniversary of a massacre? Isn’t that disturbing already? You should be ashamed to celebrate the death of innocent teens and teachers. As a pastor, should know better.

Well, how the fuck are we supposed to get the memo about  an UNWRITTEN moral code? As you say, we probably missed it because we are in fact NOT American. Although we enjoy their business!


-TeamPaint

Disgusting

From: Jeremy Brandt [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 1:49 PM
To:[email protected]
Subject:

Disgusting


Please, explain!


-TeamPaint

comments about your facility

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 1:39 PM
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: comments about your facility

To whom it may concern:

I am a youth pastor in Michigan who was on the internet doing some research about the 5th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

I was absolutely disgusted to find the website about your business.  What kind of sick and twisted person finds it acceptable to not only capitalize on murder, but finds it acceptable to promote the glorification of violence and the heroism of two criminal mass-murderers who weren’t even heroic enough to stick around to justify their actions?

Be assured that I will be forwarding this e-mail as well as your web address to my address book of well respected, upstanding, moral colleagues and I trust that they will forward it to their colleagues as well.  I promise you that this email as well as your web address is being sent to people who will have no reservations about dragging you name and reputation through the muck and mud that will hopefully put you out of business on the grounds of moral vagrancy.

Sirs, you apparantly have no idea or regard for the pain and anguish suffered by thousands of people because of events like the Columbine shootings.  It is people like you that make it almost impossible for people like me to explain why this world is going to hell.

You are a disgrace to columbine High School, our country, and to the human race.

May God have mercy on your filthy souls.

With utter sincerity,


Kenneth E. Proctor, III
Lansing, MI


You should not be disgusted with the web site, it’s not that bad.

We do not know what kind of sick and twisted person finds it acceptable to capitalize on murder, and promote the glorification of violence. If you find him, bring him to us, we have a few paint balls for his ass.

We have not heard from your colleagues. To drag our name and reputation through the muck and mud, you need to soil yourself in that muck and mud. Perhaps they do not enjoy touching muck and mud. Does not fit well with pastor garments.

We DO have an idea of the pain suffered by thousands, we re-create it every day

We are not a disgrade to Columbine High School, you mis-interpret our tribute.

Thanks for the wishes of mercy, it is appreciated.

Please take care, Glass Crosses can be very fragile.


-TeamPaint

where are you located?

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 6:06 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: (no subject)

where are you located?


We didn’t realize that putting the address on the front page was way too hidden in plain view.

-TeamPaint

celebration of the 5 year anniversary

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-20-04 6:02 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: celebration of the 5 year anniversary

FANTASTIC SITE!  I was a freshman at Columbine High School when the shooting occurred five years ago.  I knew it would be something that I could look back at one day and laugh, but I had no idea it would be so soon!  I’d love to meet you in person (things are just too impersonal over e-mail. It’s much more effective to share these things while looking the other person in the eye).  Your idea, however, is absolutely brilliant.  On April 20th 1999, I was in the North East part of the building, on the other side of the school from the cafeteria and library, so I missed out on most of the action.  I feel that playing Columbine Paintball as one of the students, I will be able to understand some of the things that the people I knew were feeling in the moments before they were killed.  Its so funny to think that I am twenty years old now. Those kids never lived to be twenty, but if they were here now, I’m sure they’d be laughing right along with me! Keep up the good work!


We think it’s a nice site also!

We are glad that you can now laugh about it. It is all part of the healing process.

We would also like to meet you in person, we can use your information to refine our recreation.

We also think it’s brilliant. Come and re-live the experience and get a sense of what the people involved were feeling.

We will keep up the good work, keep up the good shooting!


-TeamPaint