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(WGAL 8)   First we had a carjacking by crossbow, now we have murder with crossbow. When will we have a serious discussion about crossbow control in this country?   (wgal.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Suicide, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, OLD WESLEY FREY, Police officers, family member, JUNIOR SHOT, Family, Wesley Frey Jr.  
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782 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Oct 2021 at 9:35 AM (32 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-01 9:12:20 AM  
Not Subby, but I didn't think something like this would make FARK.
 
2021-10-01 9:16:36 AM  
I submitted it two days ago.
This was a murder suicide?
DRTFA but I hope that there is not 2 in a week in the area
 
2021-10-01 9:37:06 AM  
OMG, Subby, it is WAY too soon in the teeth of these tragedies to begin talking about crossbow control. Please stop going straight to crass politics and let these people grieve & recover a little.
 
2021-10-01 9:37:42 AM  
Do crossbows use mags or clips?
 
2021-10-01 9:38:57 AM  
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
 
2021-10-01 9:39:37 AM  

Bobson Dugnutt: Do crossbows use mags or clips?


they use bolts

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Damn, she lost that baby weight.
 
2021-10-01 9:40:12 AM  
Why was this person able to own woodworking tools without a license and regular mental health evaluations? Europe is better than this.
 
2021-10-01 9:40:31 AM  
The son killed himself with woodworking tools?

I would not want to be the one to clean that crime scene up.
 
2021-10-01 9:41:06 AM  
Only time william tell.....
 
2021-10-01 9:42:19 AM  
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In my experience this causes more murder
 
2021-10-01 9:43:02 AM  
Nay..Tis too soon m'lord...
 
2021-10-01 9:43:48 AM  
I'm prettysure the carjacking was a bow and arrow.
 
2021-10-01 9:44:50 AM  
Years ago, when I had more dollars than sense, I bought a crossbow.  I had the following conversation with my Dad:

Me: I bought a crossbow!
Dad: Why?
Me: To keep the neighbor's kids out of my yard.
Dad: Do you think it will keep the SWAT team out of your yard too?
Me: Uhhhhh
 
2021-10-01 9:45:18 AM  
RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMATURES SHALL NOT BE INFLETCHED!
 
2021-10-01 9:45:37 AM  
You can have my crossbow when you pry it from my cold, dead, begauntleted hands.
 
2021-10-01 9:46:14 AM  
I have a low power crossbow I use to shoot pixie sticks to kids on Halloween.
 
2021-10-01 9:46:19 AM  

croesius: RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMATURES SHALL NOT BE INFLETCHED!


What part of well recurved militia don't you understand?
 
2021-10-01 9:46:42 AM  
The carjacking was with a compound bow, not a crossbow.
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Crossbows are for mooks (this is actually a good read):  https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BowsVersusCrossbows
 
2021-10-01 9:47:20 AM  

bighairyguy: Years ago, when I had more dollars than sense, I bought a crossbow.  I had the following conversation with my Dad:

Me: I bought a crossbow!
Dad: Why?
Me: To keep the neighbor's kids out of my yard.
Dad: Do you think it will keep the SWAT team out of your yard too?
Me: Uhhhhh


You...were planning on murdering children?
 
2021-10-01 9:47:51 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The carjacking was with a compound bow, not a crossbow.
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Crossbows are for mooks (this is actually a good read):  https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BowsVersusCrossbows


You villain trying to catch us with your seductive tvtropes.org
 
2021-10-01 9:50:06 AM  
Once murder is outlawed, only outlaws will murder.  Study it out sheeple.
 
2021-10-01 9:50:11 AM  
Is this something about Kevin?  Do we need to talk about him?
 
2021-10-01 9:51:06 AM  
I hear they're making them with high capacity magazines:
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2021-10-01 9:52:01 AM  
Whatcha gonna' do, take away my knives?

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*screen cap from the amazing video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJqfNroFp8U
 
2021-10-01 9:52:19 AM  
Umm, when we reach 15,000 cross bow deaths a year like guns?
 
2021-10-01 9:54:04 AM  

DarnoKonrad: Once murder is outlawed, only outlaws will murder.  Study it out sheeple.


There is no such thing as murder, just post birth abortions.
 
2021-10-01 9:58:34 AM  
Just a question: Do we actually, as a matter of necessity, have some version of this ancient, creaking whore of a headline every time someone hurts someone with something that isn't a gun?
Do we really still find this amusing?
Just asking questions - as one does.
 
2021-10-01 9:58:58 AM  
A screen shot from the security camera right before the crime occurred.

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2021-10-01 10:00:23 AM  

illegal: Umm, when we reach 15,000 cross bow deaths a year like guns?


I'm certain that the headline was done in jest.
 
2021-10-01 10:00:49 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: bighairyguy: Years ago, when I had more dollars than sense, I bought a crossbow.  I had the following conversation with my Dad:

Me: I bought a crossbow!
Dad: Why?
Me: To keep the neighbor's kids out of my yard.
Dad: Do you think it will keep the SWAT team out of your yard too?
Me: Uhhhhh

You...were planning on murdering children?


Well, I warned them about it, so it would have technically been suicide after that.
 
2021-10-01 10:02:03 AM  

vudukungfu: I submitted it two days ago.
This was a murder suicide?
DRTFA but I hope that there is not 2 in a week in the area


How does one commit suicide with a crossbow?  I'd think it would be easier to beat yourself to death with it than try and reach the trigger from the pointy end.

/I also initially misread your comment as implying the two incidents reference in the headline were the same murder-suicide, and I was seriously wondering how long the reload time on that beast was
 
2021-10-01 10:04:07 AM  

Bondith: vudukungfu: I submitted it two days ago.
This was a murder suicide?
DRTFA but I hope that there is not 2 in a week in the area

How does one commit suicide with a crossbow? I'd think it would be easier to beat yourself to death with it than try and reach the trigger from the pointy end.

/I also initially misread your comment as implying the two incidents reference in the headline were the same murder-suicide, and I was seriously wondering how long the reload time on that beast was


probably using the 'toe on the trigger' technique that folks use with shotguns and an heroing.
 
2021-10-01 10:08:45 AM  

Bobson Dugnutt: Bondith: vudukungfu: I submitted it two days ago.
This was a murder suicide?
DRTFA but I hope that there is not 2 in a week in the area

How does one commit suicide with a crossbow? I'd think it would be easier to beat yourself to death with it than try and reach the trigger from the pointy end.

/I also initially misread your comment as implying the two incidents reference in the headline were the same murder-suicide, and I was seriously wondering how long the reload time on that beast was

probably using the 'toe on the trigger' technique that folks use with shotguns and an heroing.


Yeah but that's always just been a nice euphemism for "Courtney did it"
 
2021-10-01 10:10:08 AM  
Frey Jr. was going to commit suicide with woodworking tools that were in the upstairs room.

I would like to know more about how you do this.
 
2021-10-01 10:13:02 AM  

Bobson Dugnutt: illegal: Umm, when we reach 15,000 cross bow deaths a year like guns?

I'm certain that the headline was done in jest.


Can a joke that old, stale, overused, unoriginal and boring be truly called a "jest"?
I'd call it more of a "yawn" than a "jest".
 
2021-10-01 10:15:20 AM  

Bondith: vudukungfu: I submitted it two days ago.
This was a murder suicide?
DRTFA but I hope that there is not 2 in a week in the area

How does one commit suicide with a crossbow?  I'd think it would be easier to beat yourself to death with it than try and reach the trigger from the pointy end.

/I also initially misread your comment as implying the two incidents reference in the headline were the same murder-suicide, and I was seriously wondering how long the reload time on that beast was


After killing his dad with the crossbow, he retreated upstairs and whittled himself to death with his woodworking tools
 
2021-10-01 10:15:54 AM  
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Shouldn't have called the girl he loved a whore.
 
2021-10-01 10:32:14 AM  
Crossbows are way cheaper than 5.7mm these days
 
2021-10-01 10:38:48 AM  
MCU Clint vs. TWD Daryl.

/FIGHT!
 
2021-10-01 10:38:54 AM  

FrancoFile: The son killed himself with woodworking tools?

I would not want to be the one to clean that crime scene up.


Really.

What went on there? Suicide by . . . lathe? router? planer?  yeesh.
 
2021-10-01 10:48:09 AM  
Shout out to an awesome Bowyer :P

http://swifthoundbows.com/
 
2021-10-01 10:55:59 AM  

FirstDennis: FrancoFile: The son killed himself with woodworking tools?

I would not want to be the one to clean that crime scene up.

Really.

What went on there? Suicide by . . . lathe? router? planer?  yeesh.



Lay your head down on the table saw would probably be the quickest.  But imagine the rooster tail that would kick up.  Urgh.
 
2021-10-01 11:03:14 AM  
"Death by crossbow" is not a quick way to go. Jesus.
 
2021-10-01 11:07:54 AM  

Bobson Dugnutt: Bondith: vudukungfu: I submitted it two days ago.
This was a murder suicide?
DRTFA but I hope that there is not 2 in a week in the area

How does one commit suicide with a crossbow? I'd think it would be easier to beat yourself to death with it than try and reach the trigger from the pointy end.

/I also initially misread your comment as implying the two incidents reference in the headline were the same murder-suicide, and I was seriously wondering how long the reload time on that beast was

probably using the 'toe on the trigger' technique that folks use with shotguns and an heroing.


Even aside from that, arrows and bolts need to built up some little momentum to work well.  Meaning they don't work well at extreme close range.  I can't actually find the answer of how much it would penetrate, but unless you're hitting a soft point like jugular or straight into the eye, I can't imagine it would go far enough in to kill.  But I could be way off; as I said, I couldn't find an answer online.
 
2021-10-01 11:13:32 AM  

FrancoFile: FirstDennis: FrancoFile: The son killed himself with woodworking tools?

I would not want to be the one to clean that crime scene up.

Really.

What went on there? Suicide by . . . lathe? router? planer?  yeesh.


Lay your head down on the table saw would probably be the quickest.  But imagine the rooster tail that would kick up.  Urgh.


Hooked knife to femoral artery.
 
2021-10-01 11:16:42 AM  
Joerg Sprave does not approve.
 
2021-10-01 11:28:02 AM  

Mega Steve: whittled himself to death with his woodworking tools


dedication, man
 
2021-10-01 11:39:19 AM  

zeroflight222: Bobson Dugnutt: Bondith: vudukungfu: I submitted it two days ago.
This was a murder suicide?
DRTFA but I hope that there is not 2 in a week in the area

How does one commit suicide with a crossbow? I'd think it would be easier to beat yourself to death with it than try and reach the trigger from the pointy end.

/I also initially misread your comment as implying the two incidents reference in the headline were the same murder-suicide, and I was seriously wondering how long the reload time on that beast was

probably using the 'toe on the trigger' technique that folks use with shotguns and an heroing.

Even aside from that, arrows and bolts need to built up some little momentum to work well.  Meaning they don't work well at extreme close range.  I can't actually find the answer of how much it would penetrate, but unless you're hitting a soft point like jugular or straight into the eye, I can't imagine it would go far enough in to kill.  But I could be way off; as I said, I couldn't find an answer online.


Your physics is suspect.  The arrow has all the kinetic energy it's ever going to get the moment it loses contact with the bowstring.  Unless by "extreme close range" you mean actually placing the arrowhead against the target before you release the string.
 
2021-10-01 11:40:30 AM  
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Murder finds a way.
 
2021-10-01 12:17:13 PM  
...when a single person can pile up over a dozen bodies in the space of a couple minutes with a crossbow, I'd imagine.
 
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