Former SEAL's new business plan
How much would you pay to chase down and shoot Osama bin Laden? A former Navy SEAL is now offering that chance to the public.
For $325 dollars, paintball enthusiasts can learn all about SEAL Team Six, their mission to kill bin Laden, complete with a real-life compound and actor dressed in a turban and fake beard.
So far, 137 people have signed up at Minnesota's Sealed Mindset Firearms Studio.
Some call it poor taste, adding the whole thing sounds absurd.
Former SEAL Dick Couch knows the owner, and says he's just an average American trying to make a living.
"He was a very good operational SEAL, and did some good work between the Gulf War and 9/11," says Couch. "It sounds like he found a niche with his Osama paintball game."
"I'm not sure I find it offensive," he says. "Nut I'm also not too sure I would pay that kind of money to go shoot paintballs at an Osama bin Laden look-a-like."
In fact, Josh Briggs operates Urban War Zone here in Houston; he says these scenario type games are very popular across the U.S.
"They have a thing up in Oklahoma called 'D Day,' it's actually a five-day event where tens of thousands of people go to this thing," says Briggs. "They replicate different battles of World War Two with tanks and fake helicopters."
As for the price, Briggs says it's all about the experience.
"A lot of times they replicate something in the movies like 'Cowboys vs. Aliens' and they have these intricate costumes," he says. "It’s an experience right? They want you to experience as closely as possible what it would be like to be in that situation."
Briggs says his facility in the past has used Saddam Hussein look-a-likes and even offered scenarios where players must protect the President George W. Bush from assassination attempts.
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