There really isn't a problem with crossbow. An off shoot of the Pope and Young Club known as the North American Bowhunters Colition was formed in Missouri a few years ago and set out on a quest to outlaw crossbow hunting any way they could, nationwide. As a student of the crossbow you should look tward the teachers of the Crossbow. Horizontal Bowhunters Magazine and Crossbow Connection Magazine. You will have to subscribe to both for all the good information and its worth it. A membership in the North American Crossbow Federation shows you are in the know and that is worth it. Then you find out that the Crossbow folks aren't really against anything. It's all about Choice and all about education. Learn the Truth about Crossbows, then go get one and try it yourself. If you have any questions all the crossbow guys are right here.