The long hard fought for Archery Season in NYS is once again being threatened with FULL INCLUSION of the crossbow under Assembly Bill A479A, which would allow crossbow expansion. If this becomes Law, the floodgates would be opened for future inclusion of superior implements, such as the muzzleloader, and the AirBow (a big bore air gun that can fire an arrow from its' barrel). Bowhunting is meant to be a challenge, that is the path less taken, the path that we have chosen. The modern crossbow is more rifle-like than ever before. The PSE TAC-15 and the Ravin Crossbow can shoot 1" groups at 100 yards! The Ad for the Ravin even states "Meet your next rifle"!!!! Please take the time to call your local Assembly Member, the NYS Assembly EnCon Members listed below, and Assembly Majority Speaker Carl Heastie and ask them to NOT SUPPORT A479A. I know it is a huge undertaking to make these calls, but the sanctity and the history of the NYS Archery Season is at risk. Protect it and preserve it for the future generations of bowhunters.
Here are a list of talking points to assist you if needed.
The crossbow is not a bow. It is not hand drawn or hand held like a true bow. It is pre-cocked and pre-loaded like a rifle is. It shares other distinct characteristics of a rifle as well. Some are: The use of a telescopic sight It is fired by pulling a trigger It can fired from a standing/shouldered position, a prone position with bi-pods, or from a seated position off of shooting rails. It has an effective range out to 100 yards as is seen and boasted about on many videos
Assembly Majority Speaker Carl Heastie 518-455-3791 Assembly EnCon Committee Chairman Steven Englebright 518-455-4804 Assembly EnCon Members: Fred W. Theile 518-455-5997 Anthony H. Palumbo 518-455-5294 Andrew Raia 518-455-5952 Anthony D'Urso 518-455-5192 Melissa Miller 518-455-3028 Nily Rozic 518-455-5172 Robert C. Carroll 518-455-5377 Steven Cymbrowitz 518-455-5214 William Colton 518-455-5828 Jaime R. Williams 518-455-5211 Matthew Titone 518-455-4677 Deborah J. Glick 518-455-4841 Daniel J. O'Donnell 518-455-5603 Brian P. Kavanagh 518-455-5506 Marcos A. Crespo 518-455-5514 Steven Otis 518-455-4897 Thomas Abinanti 518-455-5753 Ellen Jaffe 518-455-5118 Brian D. Miller 518-455-5334 Peter D. Lopez 518-455-5363 Didi Barrett 518-455-5177 Patricia Fahy 518-455-4178 Daniel Stec 518-455-5565 Marc W. Butler 518-455-5393 Barbara S. Lifton 518-455-5444 Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes 518-455 5005 Sean M. Ryan 518-455-4886
Thank you all for your support.
All the best, Al.
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