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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

More about 'coup' than hunting


November 6, 2019

The government of Trinidad and Tobago recently banned the importation and use of crossbows in that Caribbean nation.

It’s a pre-emptive measure.

Although there haven’t been any murders or assaults involving crossbows in T&T, officials there aren’t taking any chances.

“If criminals knew the effectiveness (of crossbows) – and thank God they didn’t – then things may have been worse,” said police Sgt. David Swanson.

Stupid criminals. They must not hunt.

Until the ban, crossbows were a popular weapon in the islands for hunting iguana, armadillo, and various rodents, all of which...

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