I remember years ago, and have recounted here how during a particularly vicious duck hunting season (antis standing in front of duck hunters), one of the hunters asked the leader of the protesters when they were going to come after his fishing rod...question was answered, in that it wasn't until they achieved other outcomes. Had a funny dose of Irony watching last night's news. Spent the weekend making PVC pipe bows (google it, it's great), and punching bamboo stakes around the back yard with my son on Sunday. Last night's news, Oz is facing calls for "high powered,and highly accurate" compound bows to be classed as prohibitied weapons. Under Oz legislation, ownership of "prohibited weapons" is $10k fine, or 2 years in gaol. List of prohibited weapons includes bullet proof vests, Ruger 10-22s, Browning M2s etc. etc. News footage showed reporters being able to walk into "sporting" stores, and without licence or background checks, walk out with a "high powered, highly accurate" compound bow. Switch to a kid at a range, who is explaining that the compound mechanism makes it easy for a child to use one...and as pointed out, he can legally, with no licencing. Switch to heart rending pics of injured native wildlife with arrows in them, to reinforce why compound bows should be placed on prohibited weapons lists and banned....aside from the fact that killing native wildlife is outright illegal, injuring an animal and leaving it is again, illegal, and that from an arrow, one would find difficulty identifying whether it was a compound or not that shot it. Looks (IMO) like a two pronged attack, firstly against bow hunting, and secondly, another "evil" looking weapon demonisation. http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4056543.htm Currently they are legal, anyone can buy them, and there are no issues carrying them safely on public transport (carrying not brandishing, which can be an offence). Will have to wait and see how public opinion is formed on the issue.