It is however a cocked and lock shoulder fired device that usually has a scope on it.
Here is what the http://www.probowsociety.org/xbow.html has to say about it, and agree 100%.
I’m very thankful that here in Montana, I do not have to worry about some fool that trips the trigger at the least movement in the brush, where I could be camo’d out with my longbow. I really hope we here in Montana, never see the day where these are legal use during “Archery Only Season”
And that is just my .02 cents on the matter, and my feelings are set in stone.