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The Winter 2019 issue just came in the mail today.

The article on pages 6 and 7 entitled PARTISAN POLITICS needs to be read and heeded by every one of us! Todd very clearly expressed what I’ve thought for years; and hopefully, what the vast majority of us have believed for years.

Thanks Todd. You’re dead on!
 

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If there ever was a time for all of us to stand up for our principles that can affect all that we do, INCLUDING our hunting, no matter whether it’s archery or otherwise, it is NOW!!!!. Richmond is 30 miles from my home and the liberal no good governor knows now how we feel about his crap. If you think the anti gun crap going on now, if successful, won’t trickle down to all of us.......wake up!
 

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Of course I read the article. Still has no effect on my opinion!






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I also read the article. I’ve been very disheartened over the state of our country. Most news is negative by nature and rarely addresses the great things that go on. People, by in large, have become very polarized and rarely have a common ground on which to meet. Congress is a reflection of that national problem. We’re a country being torn apart by the seams.
‘I do believe that there are some very good congressmen and women. My very own senator , Tom Cotton , being one.

To Todd’s point though, it seems to me, that this archery debacle of vertical against horizontal is very well laid out in this article. He exposes it as it is.

I don’t believe that Todd delved into partisan politics ; but rather, exposed the parallels of what happens when the ludicrously ridiculous infighting goes on, as it is. It helps neither “side” but hurts both.

However, we live in a free (ish) country and all are free (supposedly) to believe as we want.
 

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I don't … have the magazine yet. BUT, I will say crossbowers are not fighting vertical archers trying to get THEM banned! They're the aggressors and they're the one's carrying the fights. My point being that it sounds like Todd is preaching to the choir. How many vertical guys from BowSite and Archery Talk and the hundred state archery forums are reading Crossbow Magazine? I'm sure it's a great article because Todd is an articulate guy, but don't get too bent over it ...lol;)
 
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Hopefully everybody here is a member of the NRA. I know, the organization is far from perfect, but who does a better job, on a national level, of defending the 2nd amendment? Tell me, I'll join them too. I know it is easy to throw stones at the NRA, but much harder to answer the question of who does it better. Sadly, many simply throw the stones, can't answer the question of who is better and do nothing useful to defend the 2nd amendment.

The NRA magazines are mostly about guns & hunting but absolutely go into politics. And they would be remiss not to. If certain organizations, political factions or parties are generally against what you believe/enjoy, don't you want to know?

And if certain organizations, political factions or parties are generally against crossbows/crossbow hunting or just hunting, don't you want to know? I feel the Crossbow magazine would also be remiss to not tell us what they know, since it does effect us.

If you happen to like certain organizations, political factions or parties that are generally against crossbows. crossbow hunting, hunting in general or the 2nd amendment - well maybe you shouldn't! Maybe it is time to reexamine your affiliations.

And I realize that a person can be into archery and have no desire to have anything to do with guns. One of my goals in life is to do so well hunting deer with a crossbow, that I don't even hunt gun seasons.

But if that person who is into archery but not guns, also is fine with my 2nd amendment rights being infringed, (and votes for politicians who feel that way) then I'm not OK with that person. That is jut the way it is - like it or don't.

No I haven't read the article. My magazine hasn't arrived yet & it has been almost 24 hours since I subscribed!
 

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Countries with extreme firearm control with little to no private firearms ownership generally severely restrict or prohibit hunting altogether. This includes crossbows also. In the U.K. and much of Europe, “hunting” is a rich man’s “sport” that bears little resemblance to what we consider hunting.
Been there, haven’t done that!

In the ‘70s, I lived in Oxfordshire , England. I wanted to fish in a beautiful little River about 5 miles from my house. To fish, I had to do the following: get a national fishing license, a county fishing license, buy a stamp (annually) for my fishing rod(one stamp for each), join a fishing club that has rights to the segment of the river I wanted to fish - very expensive dues and to be voted on to see if I could join, pay a water rights tax for that segment of the river, then only catch and release for the few little shad that could be caught. Hunting? Fishing is much simpler and less expensive. Hopefully, things have improved in the U.K. since then.
 

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Countries with extreme firearm control with little to no private firearms ownership generally severely restrict or prohibit hunting altogether. This includes crossbows also. In the U.K. and much of Europe, “hunting” is a rich man’s “sport” that bears little resemblance to what we consider hunting.
Been there, haven’t done that!

In the ‘70s, I lived in Oxfordshire , England. I wanted to fish in a beautiful little River about 5 miles from my house. To fish, I had to do the following: get a national fishing license, a county fishing license, buy a stamp (annually) for my fishing rod(one stamp for each), join a fishing club that has rights to the segment of the river I wanted to fish - very expensive dues and to be voted on to see if I could join, pay a water rights tax for that segment of the river, then only catch and release for the few little shad that could be caught. Hunting? Fishing is much simpler and less expensive. Hopefully, things have improved in the U.K. since then.
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Thank you for the feedback, guys. Our winter issue is always delayed a bit because of the ATA Show, and the postal service puts us on the back burner over the holidays because we're a bulk mailing and not priority. This particular issue was not without its own set of challenges, however. Fortunately we've overcome internal changes within the magazine that transpired since our fall issue, and we are now back on track. We gratefully appreciate everyone's patience. The spring issue will be completely redesigned and land on time.

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