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Crossbow bill delayed. Governor asking if some kind of compromise can be reached
Published: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 1:30 AM
By David Figura, The Post-Standard

I reported last week that the new crossbow bill that has passed both houses of the state Legislature, currently sits on Gov. Andrew Cuomos desk awaiting his signature.

Ive since found out thats not entirely true. The bill (A10583) passed both houses June 21. A call Friday morning to the bills sponsor, Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney, D-Lindenhurst, in Suffolk County, revealed the bill is still with the state Assembly. The Assembly is still technically in session, but most members are back in their home offices and no bills are being passed at this time.

Sweeneys bill would continue the current law governing crossbows, which only allows their use in hunting deer during the regular firearms season and late muzzleloading seasons, until Dec. 31, 2014. It would continue to ban use of crossbows during the regular hunting season. It would also kill the DEC-endorsed, special youth firearms hunt for deer set for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, which is a month away.

If for some reason the bill languishes past Oct. 5, the youth firearms hunt weekend could go on as planned. Young hunters, ages 14 and 15 (accompanied by licensed adult mentors) would be able to take to the woods that following weekend to hunt deer with shotguns or in counties where its allowed, rifles.

Typically, what happens is he (the governor) requests bills when hes ready for them. He hasnt requested this one yet, Sweeney said. The assemblyman added said Cuomo is hearing from both sides on the crossbow issue and has inquired if it may be possible to reach an agreement that does something a little different than what the bill proposes.

Im willing to give that a try. Im not going to say its my way or no way, Sweeney said.

Stay tuned.

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Rick McDermott
New York Crossbow Coalition
www.nycrossbowcoalition.com
 

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Crossbow bill delayed. Governor asking if some kind of compromise can be reached
Published: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 1:30 AM
By David Figura, The Post-Standard

I reported last week that the new crossbow bill that has passed both houses of the state Legislature, currently sits on Gov. Andrew Cuomos desk awaiting his signature.

Ive since found out thats not entirely true. The bill (A10583) passed both houses June 21. A call Friday morning to the bills sponsor, Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney, D-Lindenhurst, in Suffolk County, revealed the bill is still with the state Assembly. The Assembly is still technically in session, but most members are back in their home offices and no bills are being passed at this time.

Sweeneys bill would continue the current law governing crossbows, which only allows their use in hunting deer during the regular firearms season and late muzzleloading seasons, until Dec. 31, 2014. It would continue to ban use of crossbows during the regular hunting season. It would also kill the DEC-endorsed, special youth firearms hunt for deer set for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, which is a month away.

If for some reason the bill languishes past Oct. 5, the youth firearms hunt weekend could go on as planned. Young hunters, ages 14 and 15 (accompanied by licensed adult mentors) would be able to take to the woods that following weekend to hunt deer with shotguns or in counties where its allowed, rifles.

Typically, what happens is he (the governor) requests bills when hes ready for them. He hasnt requested this one yet, Sweeney said. The assemblyman added said Cuomo is hearing from both sides on the crossbow issue and has inquired if it may be possible to reach an agreement that does something a little different than what the bill proposes.

Im willing to give that a try. Im not going to say its my way or no way, Sweeney said.

Stay tuned.

Best Regards,

Rick McDermott
New York Crossbow Coalition
www.nycrossbowcoalition.com
 

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Hope it passes
 

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wreckhog said:
Crossbow men are fighting for archery season crossbow. Bowfags are fighting it.
By "bowfags" you mean people with enough skill to place an arrow in a target WITHOUT a scope right?
 

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wreckhog said:
Crossbow men are fighting for archery season crossbow. Bowfags are fighting it.
By "bowfags" you mean people with enough skill to place an arrow in a target WITHOUT a scope right?
 

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I guess you hunt traditional, no compound, no sights. That's good I'd like to get into that some day.
They should leave it in special season, nothing wrong with the way it is.
 

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I guess you hunt traditional, no compound, no sights. That's good I'd like to get into that some day.
They should leave it in special season, nothing wrong with the way it is.
 

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I never understood the negative views on crossbows. My dads friend who I hunt with has had 4 rotator cuff injuries/surgeries and now has a bow lock on his bow. It basically draws and locks the bow for you with a release trigger attached to the mechanism. You just point and shoot, no draw required. Cross bows arent much different from these legal apparatuses. I target shoot his cross bow and my regular compound bow and hit equally accurate with both even upto 50yds. Things should 100% be allowed exactly when bows are. It is stupid that there is such friction over this
 

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Its legal to own a crossbow in NYS but no hunting?
Yes, it is legal to own a crossbow in NYS. You currently can hunt with it during the shotgun/muzzle loader season on long island. Not sure what the rules are for upstate.
 

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I never understood the negative views on crossbows. My dads friend who I hunt with has had 4 rotator cuff injuries/surgeries and now has a bow lock on his bow. It basically draws and locks the bow for you with a release trigger attached to the mechanism. You just point and shoot, no draw required. Cross bows arent much different from these legal apparatuses. I target shoot his cross bow and my regular compound bow and hit equally accurate with both even upto 50yds. Things should 100% be allowed exactly when bows are. It is stupid that there is such friction over this
I empathize, as I can barely shoulder a heavy barrel rifle at this point.
 

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I just took the bow hunters Ed class and it changed my view on the crossbow honestly. While they didn't express an opinion on it one way or another they explained how hard some people have fought just to get the legislation where it is now. Many handicapped men and women can still get out there and hunt with the use of a crossbow, being in a sport of firearms where we all know how touchy the laws are here I think it's foolish to be against anything that provides us with more freedoms. At one time compound bows and carbon fiber arrows were considered taboo, now it's the industry standard, remember crossbows have been around for ages!
 

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I may have a torn rotator too. Had to down the weight pull of my bow to 64 pounds.
Im in the same boat. I need surgery on my right arm and wont do it so i can bow shoot. If crossbows become legal apparatus to hunt with, Ill get the surgery!
 
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