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    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009...rmit.html?_r=1

    "SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey judge says a quadriplegic blocked from buying a gun to go hunting has the right to bear arms even though he will have to use a wheelchair mount to use the firearm.
    Manville's police chief had rejected James Cap's application last year, citing safety concerns. The borough attorney says the safety issues could only be resolved by a judge.
    A judge ruled Tuesday that the 46-year-old is eligible for a firearms ID, which is required to buy a gun. The judge addressed the safety issues by requiring Cap to have qualified people assist him with weapons.
    Cap was an avid hunter as a teenager. He was paralyzed 30 years ago after breaking his neck in a high school football game. He plans to mount the gun on his wheelchair and operate it with a breathing tube."


    Wow, good for him.



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    Awesome!

    Minus the license part.

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    eddyys wrote:
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009...rmit.html?_r=1

    "SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey judge says a quadriplegic blocked from buying a gun to go hunting has the right to bear arms even though he will have to use a wheelchair mount to use the firearm.
    Manville's police chief had rejected James Cap's application last year, citing safety concerns. The borough attorney says the safety issues could only be resolved by a judge.
    A judge ruled Tuesday that the 46-year-old is eligible for a firearms ID, which is required to buy a gun. The judge addressed the safety issues by requiring Cap to have qualified people assist him with weapons.
    Cap was an avid hunter as a teenager. He was paralyzed 30 years ago after breaking his neck in a high school football game. He plans to mount the gun on his wheelchair and operate it with a breathing tube."


    Wow, good for him.

    A couple of years ago I happened to be at the range when a van from a Bridgeport MI prosthetic business (don't remember the name at the moment) pulled in and proceeded to bring out a very special wheelchair with a rifle mounted in the front.

    Intrigued I wandered over to chat and ended up having the privilege of helping the staff sort out some of the bugs in the system.

    The fellow the chair was made for not only had to use a breathing tube for the trigger but a camera system with remote monitor was also installed so he could get a sight picture through the scope. The rifle also had motorized remote controlled windage and elevation adjustments.

    That chair was an amazing engineering work and a testimony to the dedication the staff had for helping disabled people enjoy all aspects of life.

    Even to this day I have no idea which rifle was mounted on the chair... just didn't pay any attention to it other than if it could be brought to target, a sight picture could be had, and it would fire because it wasn't about the rifle... it was all about making the chair work so a man could go deer hunting again.
    Gun control isn't about the gun at all.... for those who want gun control it is all about their own fragile egos, their own lack of self esteem, their own inner fears, and most importantly... their own desire to dominate others. And an openly carried gun is a slap in the face to all of those things.

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