Originally Posted by The Saint
On the other hand, the majority of paintball markers acquired and/or owned by individuals under 18 and without a PAL are in fact illegal, because a standard 3.2g paintball fired at a standard field limit of 280fps well exceeds 5.7J of muzzle velocity (in fact, most are perfectly capable of going beyond that), making those paintball markers technically firearms. Something else to think about the next time you share the field with paintballers.
No. It has to both exceed the energy limit, and the 500fps limit to be a firearm. If one of those is not exceeded, its not.