Beware, Criminals: Japanese Police Now Equipped With Chintzy, Inaccurate Paintball GunsS

Paintball guns for police sort of make sense, if you live in a country of incredibly timid criminals. But why do the guns have to look like they were bought at the dollar store?

The plasticky firearms feature a laser sight but it doesn't seem much help, since those demonstrating the "color ball launchers" can't quite hit their slow-moving example targets. I mean, we've got non-lethal weapons in the States too, like beanbag launchers, rubber bullets and pellets, but they're called "non-lethal" because they'll only barely not kill you. These paintball guns would probably be approved by our FCC for use by children under the age of twelve. So you're welcome, criminals of Japan. Just wear an old shirt when you commit crimes and you'll have nothing to worry about. [Japan Probe]