Maryland just allowed the Airbow into firearm season for next year. Pretty soon they will be pushing for inclusion into archery season and to tell you the truth the airbow is about the same as a crossbow. The slippery slope has started.
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quote:Originally posted by Mint: Maryland just allowed the Airbow into firearm season for next year. Pretty soon they will be pushing for inclusion into archery season and to tell you the truth the airbow is about the same as a crossbow. The slippery slope has started.
we are a doomed society where power is the goal and money is the objective and clearly the majority of those in control have neither ethics, morals or common sense.
So far there has not been any Bills introduced for the AirBow to be used during any hunting season in NYS. However, that does not mean that there will not be. There are several crossbow Bills in both houses, most notably, Full Inclusion Bills. Assembly Bill A00479 and Senate Bill S01386 would expand crossbow usage to full inclusion throughout the entire archery seasons. These Bills will no doubt lead the way for the AirBow to be next.
Please contact the Legislators who sponsored these Bills and the Chairmen of the respective Environmental Conservation Committees. Voice your opposition and concerns to them.
Assembly Bill A00479 EnCon Chairman Englebright Sponsor: Gunther Co-Sponsors: Lupardo, Woerner, Brindisi, Miller B., Raia
S1386A is on the Senate EnCon Committee agenda for tomorrow. I urge you to call the Senate EnCon Members below and ask them to vote "NO" when it is brought to the floor.
Chairman O'Mara- 518-455-2091 Senator LaValle- 518-455-3121 Senator Marcellino 518-455-2390 Senator Phillips- 518-455-3265 Senator Kaminsky- 518-455-3401 Senator Avella- 518-455-2210 Senator Addabbo- 518-455-2322 Senator Hoylman- 518-455-2451 Senator Latimer- 518-455-2031 Senator Little- 518-455-2811 Senator Tedisco- 518-455-2181 Senator Funke- 518-455-2215 Senator Ortt- 518-455-2024
The crossbow is already legal during the last two weeks of archery season, as well as the entire regular (firearms) season. It is pre-cocked, pre-loaded, shouldered and fired like a rifle, and is capable of 100 yard shots. Not archery in any sense or definition.
The latest ad for RAVIN Crossbows says it all: "Meet your next rifle."
Light up the phones in Albany please.
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