RE: [SCA-Archery] Mundane Laws and Crossbows
- Actually, Lord Geoffrei, I think we're doing pretty good on the thread.
There are obviously some thoughts but I haven't seen anything get heated at
But just wait until the rest of the list wakes up in a few hours :-)
You're right about the lobbying going on in the mundane halls. It's
frequently debated on an archery forum I visit. On that forum, if you say
anything at all in favor on crossbows you're pretty much assumed to be the
lowest scum in the world and they aren't shy about telling you.
Frankly, I don't shoot crossbows, but I don't have anything against them,
either. They just aren't my interest. With all the vitriol opposing
crossbows I'm actually somewhat in sympathy with them. I just don't see the
world coming to an end if crossbows are allowed in the woods. Perhaps if
there was a big push in California to change their hunting status I'd be of
a different mind. Who knows?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jrosswebb1@... [mailto:jrosswebb1@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 11:56 PM
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] Mundane Laws and Crossbows
> I am not gong to voice an opinion on this issue because the thread
> has already gotten a bit heated. I am going to add a couple of facts.
> There are probably more states that ban crossbows for archery season
> than don't. It is illegal in New York State. Crossbows are not permitted
> to be brought into any club that is affiliated with NYS bowhunters.
> These are club and organization laws, we can't change them, we must
> abide by them. There is no state laws here against using a crossbow for
> target archery, but most ranged (not all) don't permit them.
> The argument against crossbows here has nothing to do with old
> anti-poaching laws. It has to do with the fact that the crossbow can be
> held at full draw with a projectile for long periods of time with only a
> trigger keeping the bolt from discharging. There were instances of
> injuries resulting from a crossbow discharging accidentally in the
> woods. The anti crossbow debate is very strong in NY with manufacturers
> of compound crossbows lobbying very heavily to have it allowed and the
> bowhunters lobbying very heavily to have them continued to be outlawed.
> That is the truth of the matter here, and I feel it may also be
> behind the reasons for the crossbow ban in other states.
- On 3 May 2002 at 1:43, hanhebin wrote:
> I would recheck these facts because unless you have some kind ofI was commenting only on CT laws -- YMMV. =)
> special permit you can still be cited for illegally tranporting a
> weapon to and from a practice. Here in Utah transporting a strung
> crossbow and bolts even in the trunk of your car is classified as
> transporting a loaded weapon.