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Any argument against weaker airguns for hunting larger game is also an argument against archery equipment. I think the inclination to hold airguns to a different standard than archery equipment is due to the fact that airguns superficially resemble firearms, although in terms of energy they function more like bows and crossbows. In other words, our eyes and biases play tricks on us, when a purely scientific analysis would suggest that if we accept archery equipment, we should accept airgun equipment of similar powers. 

 

I agree. And unfortunately, many bow hunters should not be in the woods. I am not against either one on principle, but I know that a disproportionate number of lost and crippled deer result from bow hunting. I have nothing but respect for the hunters who put in the time to become effective with archery equipment, but too many do not. I don't have the answer, just an observation.