Okay, so, I've been playing Dwarf Fortress, right?
I have this habit of playing my fortress with as few nobles as possible. Basically, keeping their numbers limited to the appointable nobles, and never appointing a sheriff. (Nobles can't force you to do anything, but their servants can. Never appoint a weapon, and the nobles have nothing to fight you with. This goes double for the hamerer.)
This basically makes the fortress run like communism, if they weren't 100% dependent upon the player.
...And if you give a dwarf a crossbow for long enough he becomes a marksdwarf...
And... Somehow... Sleep deprivation did this.
There's a REASON it's in scraps!