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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Alabama man dies when crossbow discharges in his car


    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man was killed when a crossbow in the backseat of his car discharged.

    Short article....called an accident.....does a crossbow have a safety?

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  2. #2
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    Feb 2010
    Barrie Ontario, Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Reader View Post
    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...harges-his-cart.....does a crossbow have a safety?[/I]

    They are supposed to have a safety.

    From an article on cross bows

    Never put your trust in the safety-catch of any crossbow. They can fail.

    Never cock the crossbow until you are about to shoot it at a proper target.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2008
    Rockport, TX
    Why in the world would the cross bow have been 'cocked' in the car? So sad!

  4. #4
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    Oct 2011
    Glasgow,Scotland UK
    Quote Originally Posted by EGirl View Post
    Why in the world would the cross bow have been 'cocked' in the car? So sad!
    Exactly what I was thinking

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  5. #5
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    May 2008
    sipping coffee at the Purple Rose Theatre
    omg! The poor guy! That is just terrible.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2007
    Alpine, Tx
    This was a friend of my son. From what we understand, he and possibly others were night hunting and kept the cross bow 'loaded' in the back seat for quick use. It's very unfortunate, very sad....my son is so upset that he lost a friend to something like this. The guy was very well liked and will be missed.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2009
    That is terrible. My ex hunted with bow and arrow and did the archery shoots. Those things are powerful. Watch out congress may want to call them assault weapons and have them ban too! IMO

  8. #8
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    Aug 2003
    Palm Springs
    I'm very sorry for your family's loss, kentuckybound.

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