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Comments

1
What, no love for atlatl users? My friends demand it! Amend this bill immediately!

It's apparently easier than doing something productive in the legislature.
2
By cherry-picking a seemingly random legislative bill you have clearly proven republicans are all talk and no action. I'm totally confident that if I scoured the proposed legislation of democrats across the country I would not be able to find anything of equal silliness.

Journalism!
3
"DEAD Honkey!"
4
I see nothing wrong with legalizing hunting with primitive weapons. When The Change happens you'll wish you'd learned.
5
I think you take the term "spear-chucker" to refer to someone less evolved like a caveman. The term is a derogatory insult to black men.
6
The question each conservative MT Senator must ask himself each morning: What would Custer do?
7
Story to appear some time in the next couple of years in the Missoulian: "Montana hand-thrown spear related injuries up 10,000%. Leader of Montana hand-thrown spear association claims, 'Spears don't kill people, people kill people'. Lone Montanan liberal calls for mandatory lockable hand-thrown spear safes to keep hand-thrown spears out of the hands of children."
8
From Wikipedia: "The Montana Constitution dictates that the legislature meet in regular session for no longer than 90 days in each odd-numbered year."

Thus the urgency. Sharp objects tied to long sticks await.
9
Jesus Goldy, it would have been funnier if you hadn't just put the punchline right in the post title.
10
@3,

Best SNL sketch ever.
11
The text of that bill is pretty sparse, mostly a change/addition to the existing hunting laws.

It's possible this is aimed at tribal members who prefer to hunt the hard way. I wonder if it will run afoul of international wildlife treaties, like the Makah & whaling?
12
how about...

Fifteen minutes can save you 15 thousand years of evolution.
13
@1 the bill actually is mostly about atlatls. Right now the Fish and Wildlife people tolerate atlatl hunting during rifle season, but the atlatl lobby* wants it officially recognized and to be allowed to hunt during bow season.

*Consisting mosty of "atlatl bob" who's a guy that lives near Bozeman and who's sort of the guru of the modern atlatl movement: http://www.hollowtop.com/atlatlbob.htm

The bill is actually pretty contentious since the (Democratic) governor has been touting it as an example of the frivolous bills introduced by the Republican-run legislature and is threatening to veto it for that reason alone.
14
I also came here to make an atlatl joke, only to be surprised that this indeed is an atlatl issue. O_o
15
For years I have held on to a spear that I found in my Cap Hill apt. laundry room one evening. It has been serving as a curtain rod of late, but i am relieved to hear that I could hunt with it in Montana! Yes!
16
If this passes, would it also make lawn darts legal again within Montana?
17
@16,

Only hunting with them.