I believe that they are a private company.
Yes because it is the state of New York's property. If you have permission from New York you may.
Similar to most states. Keep the gun away in public, don't shoot in public, only take it out in a paintball shop or field. Do not fire towards houses. Basically, any firearm rules apply to paintball.
The Smart Parts company specialized in paintball services and products. The company hasn't been active in years, but it owns an active company called Gog Paintball.
No one has a patent on the "paintball gun" several companies have patents on their valves and other parts, but no one company can paten "paintball guns"
colour me dead
Proto is a division of Dye, much like Chevrolet is a division of GM.