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Old 08-12-2017, 08:37 AM   #51
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In the U.K. A Muslim is more dangerous than a Slingshot. I live in BC Canada, in the wild I carry bear spray, slingbow and a flare pistol, which will burn a big hole in a bear. I have an absolute right to defend myself in the wild. My only encounter with a Cougar in BC, is when she he came of worse, I threw a fist sized rock which hit her square on the head, the Cougar ran off. My only encounter with a bear was he got scared after entangling in my tent guy ropes, I was struggling to get out of the tent, the bear was struggling to untangle himself, of course he ripped my tent up.
I do not hunt, but I am an avid fly fisherman, for Salmon and Trout, which is abundant in BC,Canada.



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Old 08-12-2017, 06:30 PM   #52
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My great-great grandparents came from the Netherlands, in late 1800's. They must had heard Netherlands was going to be taken over by liberals, and packed up an left the country!


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Old 08-12-2017, 07:24 PM   #53
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No idea about slingshot laws here in CA, but its safe to assume their considered evil assault weapons.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:52 PM   #54
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I just picked up a slingshot about a year ago hadn't used one since I was a kid, 1950. Started trying to hit a pie pan at 15ft. Missed it 49 times before I hit it. That got me so mad I started studying up on how to shoot. That was 10mo ago, today I probably would hit the same pie pan 49 out of 50.

To bad about your government banding, slingshots, we have some states with idiot politicians they our law anything just so they can brag they wrote the law. But, if you really want to carry we still have plenty of room here in the US, and I understand we're looking for good people.

Driven thru BC many times, it is one of most beautiful areas I've ever visited. re; wild animals, I understand the bear thing, we lived on a lake, fed by a river, going in-out, about every night bears used my backyard for a toilet. Every night my dog would go crazy barking, the next morning when he was let out to do his, 'thing' he'd run right to the bear scat. I lived in Alaska. Fly-Fishing was also my sport, many times I shared the river with Brown Bears, they didn't pay much attention to me, the blacks were more interested, and my thoughts are, they would have been more aggressive. My pistol (40cal) would have done little, except maybe make them mad.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:31 PM   #55
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We got our JUNIOR product removed out of some stores by police in the Chicago area. I was told that it was considered a weapon inside the city limits. If you have seen our Junior model it is basically one step up from a toy. It would make you laugh that it is not allowed. Hard to believe a machete or even a Chef knife is legal and this little shooter is illegal/banned.
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Do me a favor and remove this part of your post. This isn't a forum about religion or politics, and stuff like that is breaking my one and only rule - politeness.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:37 AM   #57
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Slingshots are not a toy, they are a weapon, if they were not David would have used something else to kill the Giant. I'm new to the sport so I'm doing a lot of research on the capabilities of slingshots, and Jorg Spave, is a great example what a slingshot can do, he can drive an arrow thru a car door. If my kids ever walked in the door with a toy that could do that, I'd convinced them to find somethings else to play with. 1960-70's I worked in Law Enforcement, but that was 50yrs ago, when police officers could use common sense, rather than the strict code of law, and that was a time when 'politicians' weren't as paranoid as they are today.

When citizens see their government taking away their right to defend themselves (regardless of what they call a weapon), what you have is a government going rogue, possibly becoming a dictatorship. Their up to something and their scared of the citizens. You never know what they are about to pull out of their little bag of tricks, (they can be sneaky little bastard)

My kid-brother was a Fireman his sport was hunting, his den looked like a zoo, one day he gave up fighting fires and turned, professional hunter/guide. There is no-one more law-abiding than my little brother, but in 50yrs of trying to follow the letter of the law, he has learned, the laws are always changing, so he learned the Law of the Woods, code;#1 (S.S.S.) this is the better way to hunt. Always carry a shovel, if you make a mistake abide by the law of the woods, "shoot, shovel, and shut-up". DNR' officer's have a job to do, but they are not "people" police, they don't take an oath to protect citizens, instead they are the government's 'Praetorian-Guard' their code book is the law of the land. A DNR officer has more authority than any other officer in his state, but their job is not to protect citizens. For all practical purposes they are the "kings" cops and protect his meat. Remember Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham? Have you ever heard of a DNR officer getting killed trying to save someones life?

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Old 08-17-2017, 10:49 AM   #58
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if they were not David would have used something else to kill the Giant.
Wrong Slingshot The Sling we use here mostly is not 200 years old!

I am not really getting your piont in that text sorry
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:19 PM   #59
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Over 3000yrs ago, the Shepherd David was one who could use a weapon more powerful than a bow. In the Hebrew, the word "gela" + 'gala", describes the weapon and also the one who used it. the weapon had no name but those who used it were called, 'slingstone'.

The, sling, was made of 2 leather or hair cords, with a pouch attached, in the right hands it was accurate up to 1/4 mile away. King Saul had his Generals seek out men who could use weapons that could kill the giant Philistine. The sling was considered a very deadly weapon, especially in the hands of someone who knew how to use it.

The Philistine could throw his spear from far off, so David had to shoot outside of his range. David was able to drive a stone the size of a large Orange into the forehead of the Giant, from a great distance, killing him instantly. David had chosen 5 stones, not for the Giant, but 4 more for his brothers, who fled when David cut the Giants head off with his own sword.

History records early projectile type weapons as those using a method of propulsion coming from the instant release of controlled energy. Propulsion used to send the projectile moving at a high rate of speed, was many times referred to as a 'sling' and the projectile 'shot'. Over the centuries science has developed many systems of propulsion, Latex Rubber being my favorite, from thus, we have the "slingshot" of today.

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Old 08-21-2017, 04:12 PM   #60
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1/4 mile that is something. With a normal rubber based slingshot you can effective hit up to 50 meters. Shots up to 100 meters are pretty weak. I guess if you take something else then bbs like arrows you gain 150 meters.
But what makes rubber slingshots so good is that they are so precise.


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