Home Office consultation on controls on crossbows and broadhead arrows.

enfieldspares

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So there you are! All these sound moderators come off licence and, maybe, crossbows go onto a licence and if so does the cost of administering that then get loaded on to local police firearms departments and who then pays?


If people do respond then I hope they make it clear that the cost of this, if loaded onto the remit of police firearms licensing departments, be not used as an excuse to increase the fees for Firearm and Shotgun Certificates!
 
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Would the next one be to introduce a license for log and recurve bows? What about compound bows?
Judging that the were less than 1 death per year? From a crossbow surely the stats show it is of little or no consequence.
 
This is what I wrote regarding controls. Yes I would want them but ONLY as below and that other than as below I would not want to see any other controls.

The controls should be no more than those that apply in England and Wales in respect of the controls on air weapons. That is that any person who has been sentenced to between three months and three years in prison is automatically prohibited from possessing crossbows and etc. for five years from release. A person who has been sentenced to more than three years is prohibited for life.

And then I just cut an pasted the same above in the "Other" box on the immediately following question about what controls I'd like to see and the "More details" box.

I said that there should be no controls on broadhead arrows.

The survey then asks if you would apply for a licence for a crossbow.

I said "No" but then in the question immediately following about "Do you use a crossbow" wrote this.

I do not own or use a crossbow and would not want to. However I do not think a permit scheme or licence should be introduced as the police have enough work to do.

And finally in "Any other comments" wrote this:

I do not own or use a crossbow and would not want to. However I do not think a permit scheme or licence should be introduced as the police have enough work to do. I would certainly not want the burden of such be loaded onto already overworked police firearms licencing departments and their budgets and that cost then be used as a reason to increase the fees charged for Shotgun or Firearm Certificates being issued by that same firearms licensing department.
 
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So there you are! All these sound moderators come off licence and, maybe, crossbows go onto a licence and if so does the cost of administering that then get loaded on to local police firearms departments and who then pays?


If people do respond then I hope they make it clear that the cost of this, if loaded onto the remit of police firearms licensing departments, be not used as an excuse to increase the fees for Firearm and Shotgun Certificates!
I’d hope people would be objecting to any ban or restriction in the first place , never mind how it’s paid for
 
Beware that this is also a fishing expedition; if they register crossbows etc. or ban broadheads they will know whose doors to come knocking on if you answer certain questions (may not not bother to knock).
 
Maybe it’s a good thing as the bowhunting fraternity on here are always telling us how effective and efficient bows are at killing game (and therefore potentially dangerous in the wrong hands to people?) 😂
 
they have answered their own consultation, if it is not broken don’t fix it.

1.5 Incidents involving crossbows are, fortunately, rare and the vast majority of those using crossbows do so safely and responsibly. There were fewer than 10 homicides by crossbow from 2011 to 2021 and no killings by crossbow
 
they have answered their own consultation, if it is not broken don’t fix it.

1.5 Incidents involving crossbows are, fortunately, rare and the vast majority of those using crossbows do so safely and responsibly. There were fewer than 10 homicides by crossbow from 2011 to 2021 and no killings by crossbow
That's note quite correct Gerald Corrigan was murdered with a crossbow on Anglesey in 2019.
 
Bit closing the stable door given the number of cross bows in circulation. Cant see any one would want to buy one or have any use for broad head arrows given bow hunting is rightly illegal in the UK>
 
Bit closing the stable door given the number of cross bows in circulation. Cant see any one would want to buy one or have any use for broad head arrows given bow hunting is rightly illegal in the UK>
Is poaching with bows a problem?
 
Bit closing the stable door given the number of cross bows in circulation. Cant see any one would want to buy one or have any use for broad head arrows given bow hunting is rightly illegal in the UK>
if planned a perfectly legalbow hunt abroad,wouldnt practice be a very sensible idea?
the police cant even police the police by the stats police are more dangerous than cross bows
 
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