Woman shoots, kills bow-and-arrow-armed intruder


Auxiliary Trooper Tabbatha Nussbaumer was in the shower in her upstairs bathroom when her 9-year-old son told her a man he didn’t recognize was in the house, the Pensacola Police Department said.

When Nussbaumer left her bathroom, Harris was at the bottom of the stairs holding the bow and arrow, police said.

Nussbaumer said Harris asked for money.

In an effort to get Harris out the house, Nussbaumer told him she had money in her truck. As Nussbaumer went out the front door, Harris followed and removed his clothes, police said.

She retrieved a handgun from the truck and ended up shooting the naked archer. It will be interesting to see how this turns out, as though the encounter began in the woman’s home it ended on the street. From the write-up, it sounds like a clear case of self-defense, but it will depend upon the exact circumstances. Didn’t he have to put down the bow to undress?

For what it’s worth, this is just another example of why the “magic wand solution” wouldn’t be any solution at all. Even if you could wave a magic wand and make all guns disappear forever and make it impossible to ever build more guns, we’d be worse off than we are now.

Naked guys with bows could rule the world. No one wants that.

Crossbow Hunting in North Carolina

North Carolina Allows Crossbow Hunting But Requires Concealed Handgun Permit

This is odd to Murdoc:

State law requires that anyone buying or otherwise receiving a crossbow in North Carolina first obtain a pistol permit from the sheriff’s office in their county of residence or hold a valid concealed handgun permit.

From what I understand, this is not related to the new opportunity to hunt with crossbows in North Carolina but has always been a requirement of purchasing or receiving a crossbow.

What do concealed handguns or the permission to carry them have to do with crossbows?