Quadriplegic N.J. Hunter Takes AimBy Associated Press via MSNBC,
Publication Date: December 9, 2009
Article features a hunter with quadriplegia who uses an adapted shotgun fitted with a battery-powered machine operated by a breathing tube. Using the 12-gauge shotgun requires the help of a companion, who sets up the gun with the safety engaged on the hunter’s wheelchair. After the hunter takes aim by nudging a toggle switch, his partner releases the safety and the hunter fires the gun by sipping on the breathing tube. The weapon was bought from Be Adaptive Equipment, a company which makes wheelchair mounts for rifles. According to the director of disabled shooting services for the National Rifle Association, no states prohibit people with disabilities from owning firearms or from hunting; however, the quadriplegic, an avid hunter who sustained a neck injury as a high school football player, reports having to fight a legal battle of over two years with his New Jersey hometown to acquire his hunter's license.
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