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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 11:17 AM
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That's terrible but why would anybody put a loaded crossbow in their vehicle.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 11:33 AM
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No different than a loaded firearm and just as dangerous and illegal for the same reasons. There are a few reasons why this kind of thing happens. People just not thinking and in a hurry, doing it on purpose because they were not going to move far, a fav with guns and just plain old had their mind on other things other than safety. All of them can kill you. Luckily he was hit in the leg and survived but a leg hit could have easily bled him out before help could have gotten to him. Distraction can kill.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 11:44 AM
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Just as bad as Saturday when my son was squirrel hunting and happened apon a couple archery hunters. My son whistled to let them know he was there, and the one with the crossbow rips the bow up and aims at him! People need to learn that a scope is not a pair of binoculars!!!!!!!!! Good thing I wasn't there, i'd have disarmed the hunter and called the PGC with his name and license no#...
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 11:57 AM
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I would never willingly put a loaded crossbow in my truck but if I did I would like to think I would put it in with the arrow pointing away from me. I'm thinking he just had his head somewhere else. Hopefully he has a full recovery.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 04:50 PM
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Wow is all I can say....just wow. In what world does a guy lay a crossbow down cocked and loaded facing himself and not even think, this may end badly.....

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First off I hope, and pray the guy survived, and is recovering.
Secondly--this should be a shining example of what happens when one chooses to use unsafe practices.
We could beat the safety aspects of crossbow use to pieces here, but I would hope we ALL know, use common sense when using our crossbows.
Moral of the story here--DON'T do what this guy did. Plain, and simple--it may not end well.
Again I will, and would never wish ill fate to anyone. It is my hope, and prayer the man is doing ok, and healing up.
Thing is--if he gets through this--I'll bet he never makes that mistake again.
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If I had to guess I’d say he left it loaded because he was going to road hunt.
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Thinking there's more to the story on this one. I've never seen anyone put business end pointing back at you in a vehicle. Plus the bird circled a long time before landing.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 07:20 PM
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Does anyone really have any illusions why this guy put it "loaded" in the vehicle? This is safety 101.. And he chose to not unload it? Yeah, I agree with the previous posters, he had other ideas about why this was loaded... Not in a hurry except to make a speedy shot from the window... "Officer, I was in a rush to get home and could not even get the bolt off it"... LOL.

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