1359Re: Stupid things - was Deaf Archers
- Dec 28, 1999Not to open up an old can of worms, but...
This is why some SCA groups require authorization for archery. What seems a
no-brainer to most of us can be as clear as milk to others. An
authorization program can clear things up a bit. As an archer on the line,
I feel a wee bit more secure knowing that the others around me have had at
least a little bit of basic instruction.
> >> I think that something has been missed. It seems that the personin
> >>question has used some questionable judgment which has put herself andloading it up
> >>others in small amounts of danger ... such as picking up a crossbow,
> >>and then pointing it at someone.
> Hi All,
> The above incident occurred about 12 months ago now. The person who did it
> had a very stern talk, was prohibitted from shooting for 6 months and now
> every time she shoots a marshal watches her like a hawk. Needless to say
> she will not be involved in SCA combat for the foreseeable future.
> Unfortunately her response to the talk was "You should have told me".
> Learnt two things - 1) People sometimes hear only what they want to hear
> (even safety instructions 1-on-1), and 2) from four metres away you cannot
> tell whether the crossbow is loaded and cocked. <sigh>
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