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Old 10-25-2013, 10:46 AM
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Default Blowgun!!!

I only ask this question under this thread because I really don't know where it should fit in and it has the word 'gun' in it's name.

Anyways, does anyone know why a blowgun is a prohibited weapon in Canada? I realise that many weapons are deemed prohibited for whatís seems to be no reason at all besides it's 'scary' look or demeanour. Why the blowgun? Surely it canít be because itís silent. If that were the case a bow should be next on the list. No? My digging around has only uncovered that itís a lethal weapon to larger animals if the tip is poisoned. Although, we have many other tools at our disposal that are far more dangerous. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that a slingshot poses more of a threat than a blowgun! I must be missing something.

Iíve been watching a lot of videos of guys dispatching small game with these suckers and it looks like a lot of fun. I really wish we could take part in this type of small game hunting. I think dropping a grouse or rabbit with a blowgun would be a wicked thrill!

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:48 AM
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I only ask this question under this thread because I really don't know where it should fit in and it has the word 'gun' in it's name.

Anyways, does anyone know why a blowgun is a prohibited weapon in Canada? I realise that many weapons are deemed prohibited for whatís seems to be no reason at all besides it's 'scary' look or demeanour. Why the blowgun? Surely it canít be because itís silent. If that were the case a bow should be next on the list. No? My digging around has only uncovered that itís a lethal weapon to larger animals if the tip is poisoned. Although, we have many other tools at our disposal that are far more dangerous. I must be missing something.

Iíve been watching a lot of videos of guys dispatching small game with these suckers and it looks like a lot of fun. I really wish we could take part in this type of small game hunting. I think dropping a grouse or rabbit with a blowgun would be a wicked thrill!

Thanks in advance
Probably because some bureaucrat envisions someone being assassinated by a poisoned dart from a blowgun slipped into a sleeve.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:54 AM
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Yup. Only reason is ignorance and stupidity.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:55 AM
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Same reason nunchucks are also on the list.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:58 AM
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Default Ballista?

I always wanted to manufacture a ballista to set up on game trails around my tree stand....I could run the pull cords up to my tree stand....would this be allowed during an archery only season?

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Old 10-25-2013, 11:41 AM
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I always wanted to manufacture a ballista to set up on game trails around my tree stand....I could run the pull cords up to my tree stand....would this be allowed during an archery only season?

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Old 10-25-2013, 11:00 AM
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I used to cause a lot of trouble with a straw and a bag of peas. They were good for about 20yds as I remember.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:35 AM
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As a kid I made one with a 4 foot length of copper plumbing pipe; made darts from nails that I hammered and filed into little 'arrowhead' type points and were fastened into little dowels, a wad of kleenex on the other end to seal the pipe.
Slid the first dart into the pipe and went to try it out. With a bit of practice it wasn't hard to be accurate up to about 25 feet or so, so I went 'hunting'. First shot at a starling and the dart went right through it . I was pretty proud of myself

Then I found out it was an illegal weapon

Still don't know why. It would be fun and effective to use on grouse.
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I used to cause a lot of trouble with a straw and a bag of peas. They were good for about 20yds as I remember.
Bic pen and spit balls got me in trouble a few times....

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Old 10-25-2013, 11:26 AM
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Same reason nunchucks are also on the list.
I disagree...nunchucks were lawful and still would be if not for all the idiots that started whipping them out in fist fights etc.

A lot of people...usually youths... bought or made them and started to act like idiots... smashing property and other people.
Same thing with throwing stars.
Once they hit the market every other idiot in highschool had em and they were winging em all over the damn place.

Anyone growing up on the heals of the Bruce Lee era should be able to remember that.

The blow gun thing is a bit of a mystery though...
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