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The bowhunter as a hero.

I am a writer who was converted from anti-hunting to pro-hunting after meeting & getting to know a dedicated, successful bowhunter.

Currently I am creating a character based on that bowhunter. This character operates at night in a rundown & dangerous urban setting where he defends the weak or homeless against a viscious gang of neo-Nazi punks.

I'm having trouble determining what is the law about the use of the bow as a defensive weapon in cities. It may be that it is outlawed altogether. This won't stop my hero, but it is the sort of detail I need & haven't found yet.

Any other details or ideas you care to give me would be welcome.

I hope you don't mind my posting on this board.

Many thanks!

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The bowhunter as a hero.

LOL maybe you could get one of the big bow companys like mathews or pse to sponsor you if your character uses thier equipment in the movie version!

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NONYA wrote:
LOL maybe you could get one of the big bow companys like mathews or pse to sponsor you if your character uses thier equipment in the movie version!

Well, thanks for sharing and all that but you haven't given me any idea about the status of bows as weapons. For example, are they regulated under the same department that firearms are?

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The bowhunter as a hero.

Judeeth you might try posting your question under the archery forum.

I'm not a bow hunter, so don't know the laws regarding use of a bow as a weapon. I'm guessing they will vary from state to state & even in each town/city.

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Judeeth you might try posting your question under the archery forum.

I'm not a bow hunter, so don't know the laws regarding use of a bow as a weapon. I'm guessing they will vary from state to state & even in each town/city.

Say, I'll do that. Thanks for not blowing me off.

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The bowhunter as a hero.

Nobody is blowing you off jud its just common sense that a bow is not regulated the same as a firearm,its not a firearm.There is no age limit for purchasing a bow,you do not need a permit to carry one,and i doubt anyone would define it as a defensive weapon.The only regulation i know of concerning a bow is that you have to complete a bowhunting safety course before purchasing you bowhunting permit to hunt big game with a bow.

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