Petition Stricter laws governing the purchase/acquisition/possession of crossbows
Legislate to ensure that safeguards are put in place to reduce the likelihood of these lethal weapons being possessed by those with no legitimate reason to own/use them or where it would likely give rise to concerns for public safety.
My partner Shane Gilmer, was unlawfully killed on 13 January 2018 after being shot by a crossbow on the night of the 12th. I was also seriously injured by a crossbow bolt in the attack.
Crossbows are silent, lethal, weapons. They have a similar effective range to a shotgun but offer the accuracy of a rifle. They are inexpensive and incredibly easy to obtain and there is currently very little regulation in terms of their purchase and use.
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