As the Stasi clamp down on anything that looks like a gun and we watch as stage 1 of the next stage in the demonisation of air rifles hots up in Scotland. Remember Scotland is where everything is rolled out first. That was where the Smoking Ban started and the Minimum drink pricing is next. I find that I am looking more at older weapons as a basis for my survival arsenal. Not that I’m giving up my guns, just the opposite, I’m keeping those updated, it is just I look at alternatives due to the risk in our socialist government clamping down even further on legitimate law abiding citizens. You know it makes sense to have backup plans.
After my visit and a chat with Northernraider I have looked very closely at archery and crossbows as a viable alternative to firearms and I find that currently they are completely unlicensed. I’ve looked at several models on the websites and they are viable alternatives to breaking the law. It is really this that triggered the Bow and Arrow weekend on the 9th June and that was before the latest legal bollocks.
NR supplied me with a book, Archery Fundamentals, which I am currently working my way through with a view to improving, (which won’t be difficult), my current archery skills. Couple that with the existing crossbows then I have a fall back for my licensed guns. Not ideal but if I practise and improve it will work out OK.
Some of the broadheads I have look vicious, they will be next on the list, and I think I’d rather be shot with a gun than with those.
This latest bit of news means that the Bow and Arrow weekend is a lot more important. It is a chance to see these in action. Wielded by someone who knows and then we can have a go.
In addition to the licensing issue it is a hell of a lot cheaper too. I think well worth stocking up with just in case.