Felons should not be necessarily restricted from having a weapon. If they are
dangerous, they ought to be kept in prison. If not they ought to be let out and
allowed their constitutional rights.
Restrictions on archery equipment seem to be a solution in search of a problem.
How often does anyone read about a crime committed by an ex-felon using a bow
and arrows? Restrictions should only be placed on people's liberty when
there is a need, demonstrated by experience; not just because of something that
I love archery and have owned all types of bows including crossbows. While it
is true you may not b going around doing mass killings with such equipment you
can certainly inflect "serious injury" to someone. I am not sure if the
wisdom of raising such restrictions
Mr. Athy should be a poster child for what happens when you commit a crime and
then get to spend the rest of your life with the consequences. As is happening
more and more in our society we are once again trying to create loop holes
instead of trying to teach responsibility for one actions.
To "SNIPER741" but people do go around using bows to kill people. See
"Man charged with attempted murder after shooting father's girlfriend
with hunting bow" in the Elizabethan Star."Hero instructor
fought son in Wyoming college bow-and-arrow murder-suicide, police say" Fox
News"MURDERBY BOW AND ARROW; L.I. HUNTER SHOOTS SHAFT THROUGH
NEIGHBOR: COPS" NY Post.Maybe we should think a bit more before
we allow this.
Florwood, you clearly don't get the picture. Nobody goes around and does
mass killings using archery equipment. Nor do people rob banks or hold up gas
stations with archery equipment. Typically Archery equipment is used for either
target practice or hunting. To limit a person because of their past is not what
the founding fathers intended. Just look at our laws today. In most states, if
you drive 15MPH over the posted speed limit you can go to jail with a felony.
Does that person deserve to have a hobby taken away for the rest of their life?
If most people would understand that people make mistakes and learn from them,
then we wouldn't have criminals who keep doing crime. I am surprised at
Utah's lack of forgiveness, especially with the fact that the majority of
your population is religious.
Clearly the legislature has never watched or read Hunger Games.