Airguns in MichiganContributors to this thread:
Wild Bill 04-Sep-20
greg simon 04-Sep-20
Annony Mouse 04-Sep-20
Call and email, if you can show up please do. Keep in mind the Michigan was the state that started president for the massive sweep of crossbows in the early 2000s so Even if you are not from Michigan I have a very strong feeling this is going to affect your state in the future
Sorry for the spelling errors, posting from my phone before work
From: Wild Bill
No string, no bow.
Trying to look at this from both sides.......what is the reason for someone to use this air bow thing? Amputees or some other permanent med injury??
I never understood why anyone who was not physically limited would need a scoped and cocked crossbow during regular archery seasons. I guess if we have scoped crossbows in archery seasons for all, may as well have air guns. Neither are a real bow and arrow. Real bow and arrow hunting tradition will continue to be a part of cancel culture.
Simple answer, it makes things easier! People don't want to have to practice or learn the skills needed to shoot a bow. Hence the transition to compound bows and now to crossbows. They are easier to shoot then a recurve/longbow. Especially if you want to shoot at distance. Bowhunting is up close with your quarry, however, the hundred yard shots are becoming popular, so weapons have to be able to do it. I shot the airbow at cabelas to see what it was all about, and you couldn't pay me to use that, but there will be plenty who do if approved.
The entire process will be determined by hunter demand, same as with compounds and the scoped and cocked crossbows. Scoped and cocked crossbows have an overwhelming acceptance in places such as Michigan and Wisconsin. The air gun, if accepted will have little detrimental impact on anything. Cancel culture has already won out and is unfortunately supported by the vast majority of Michigan hunters.
I believe this legislation was introduced by Beau LaFave, republican representative from Iron Mountain. I agree with him most of the time, but not on this. He does have a disability and might have a difficult time handling the weight a crossbow.
Funny how our culture has developed this mindset that anyone and I mean anyone who has any kind of physical or mental limitation has to be accommodated, regardless of how it denigrates the activity or sport.
From: greg simon
^^^ This!!! Some things are difficult for a reason. If they were not everyone would do it!!! If you can't hunt with a bow I believe there is a modern weapons season...
From: Annony Mouse
Just wait for the next development: JATO assisted bolts with heat seaking/GPS. Not only a certified kill, but no sweat location of such. The exploding broadhead option comes with autobag for automatic processing.
No reason for separate seasons in Michigan anymore. Bow and arrow hunters are the great minority.
Keep fighting the good fight!
I agree Juspassin, what a bunch of bull using the disabled card for any and just about everything.