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You can pry my crossbow from my cold, dead hands
« on: March 04, 2021, 12:22:28 PM »

https://www.thedailybeast.com/japans-gun-laws-worked-so-well-they-need-to-ban-crossbows

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Re: You can pry my crossbow from my cold, dead hands
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 12:26:24 PM »

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Re: You can pry my crossbow from my cold, dead hands
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 12:41:18 PM »

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Now, the Japanese government is considering banning most people from buying, selling, or owning these semi-automatic bow and arrows.

The Japanese have semiautomatic crossbows now?
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Re: You can pry my crossbow from my cold, dead hands
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021, 12:55:56 PM »

I think there's a German(?) guy on YouTube that designs and builds semi automatic bows and crossbows.  His video's show enough to recreate the designs.

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Re: You can pry my crossbow from my cold, dead hands
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2021, 01:01:20 PM »

I think there's a German(?) guy on YouTube that designs and builds semi automatic bows and crossbows.  His video's show enough to recreate the designs.

Jorg Sprave, "https://www.youtube.com/c/Slingshotchannel/"
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Re: You can pry my crossbow from my cold, dead hands
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 01:11:24 PM »

Yes I'm familiar with Jorg Sprave's crossbow designs, but I don't think those are what the Japanese are going after.  It's more likely that Jake Adelstein does not understand what "semiautomatic" means.
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Re: You can pry my crossbow from my cold, dead hands
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 07:41:59 AM »

Yes I'm familiar with Jorg Sprave's crossbow designs, but I don't think those are what the Japanese are going after.  It's more likely that Jake Adelstein does not understand what "semiautomatic" means.

Yeah, I got the sense that to the author "semiautomatic" means "pistol grip" and "scary looking".

And even Joerg Sprave's stuff isn't semiautomatic of course, because while he's got designs that have a magazine, there's no mechanism in any of his designs I'm aware of that load another arrow or bolt, or draw the bow without some kind of manual cocking or other user input.
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Re: You can pry my crossbow from my cold, dead hands
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 07:46:40 AM »

The Japanese have semiautomatic crossbows now?

Very semi and very un-automatic.  Doing the math, the answer is.... single shot.  But that doesn't sell newspapers and make Pelosi clutch her pearls.
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