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Loophole: A law we don’t like

In this article, they actually use the phrase compound bow loophole to describe people shooting bows in their backyards. I shit you not.

13 Responses to “Loophole: A law we don’t like”

  1. Wolfwood Says:

    Huh. Sure they weren’t using it in a technical sense? Maybe the guy had crenellated ramparts and needed a way to stand athwart the barbarian hordes whilst protecting his doughty bowmen from grievous injury.

  2. Mu Says:

    The police chief watched Rambo II and knows that a bow can double as anti-aircraft weapon.

  3. FatWhiteMan Says:

    They also called it a “widely used weapon”.

    Seriously, why are people even asking permission to do something that is not prohibited by law?

  4. Dirty Says:

    Hope the contractors know they’ll need a FOID card for their Paslode Assault nailers.

  5. Paul B Says:

    Widely used is accurate. More powerful is not. the classic long bow comes in at around 100 pounds of pull. The compounds are sometimes up around 80, but it takes a gorrilla to get them started. At full draw with and average of 70% letoff you are holding 28 pounds which why every one uses them.

    I really hate it when people react with out knowledge.

  6. A Horse Thief Says:

    The money quote is further down. Trustee John set up an indoor range at the in-laws place and was surprised to find bullet holes through the walls. With brilliance like that, what do you expect?

  7. ViolentIndifference Says:

    I wanted to set up an “indoor range” at my in-law’s house…

  8. mikee Says:

    Here in TX, our fair city outlaws lotsa things like BB guns and potato canons and fireworks. However, there is an exception for a potato canon used exclusively for pyrotechnic displays, which incidentally require no license or prior approval from any LEO. My trusty potato cannon rests in the garage, ready for its twice yearly use on the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. And if it happens to have some scraps of potato peel on it when I take it out of the garage, because it went out to the woods with my son or daughter, I can’t really complain, now can I?

  9. Laughingdog Says:

    So it looks like it’s already a violation of the law if you shoot an arrow and it goes off your property. But that’s not nearly enough for them. So glad I don’t live in Illinois.

  10. hist_ed Says:

    Apparently anything that propels anything that is not banned by law is now a loophole. I look forward to the banning of slingshots, spitwads and paper clip catapults.

    Wait, can’t you get hurt if you are hit by a baseball? They need to examine the pitcher loophole immediately.

  11. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    I live in Indiana. I had never considered the states could be so different until I had a girlfriend in IL. Crossing that border is like crossing to an entirely different country. I’ve often said they should just put a fence around that state and treat it like an insane asylum. I know the state politics are poisoned by chicago, but there’s too much of that crap downstate as well.

    I can’t discharge a “real” firearm within the city limits here, and that’s understandable, but airguns, paintballs, CO2, arrows, whatever, is ok on my property. Jeez, just know your target and what’s downrange. Where’s the problem? I think a lot of these places have too many officers with too much time on their hands.

  12. Lyle Says:

    Anything you are still able to do legally without government approval is a “loophole”.

    “…too many officers with too much time on their hands.” That is precisely the intent.

  13. BobG Says:

    Some epic PSH going on in that goofy place.