You know, you wouldn't think that crossbows would be much in the news these days, especially when it came to actually using them on people, but it seems that there are no end of folks who like to get medieval on each other.
The story today in the Johnson City Press in Tennessee, reports on a weatherman who was shot with a crossbow on Monday. In the story, it is not clear as to why the perp, Gerald D. Taylor, had a crossbow in the first place. Those are the things I want to know.
In Toronto, two years ago, a man was killed by a crossbow-wielding suspect.
From April, a man in Belfast, Ireland, shoots at the staff at a nightclub with a crossbow.
And in 2011, I reported on a San Diego boy being shot at with a crossbow.
A crossbow is as deadly a weapon as a gun. Seriously, people. Number one, where are you getting these things? And number two, just stop it!