A New Jersey judge has ruled at a quadriplegic must be allowed to buy a gun for hunting, which will be mounted on his wheelchair and fired by blowing into a tube. James Cap has been paralyzed for 30 years after an injury in a high school football game.
Manville New Jersey Sheriff Mark Peltack had opposed the purchase on public safety grounds. The shotgun will be mounted on his chair and he will literally blow away deer with an air tube attached to the weapon.
Superior Court Judge John Pursel disagreed and, in signing the order, told Cap “I hope you enjoy the use of your firearm.” The judge did require Cap to have qualified people assist him with weapons.
Gun-rights advocates fought for almost three years to win the case.
Recently, gun advocates made remote hunting available for handicapped hunters, who can shoot deer and other animals on the Internet, here. However, there is a move to ban Internet hunting, here.
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71 thoughts on “Blowing Away Deer: Judge Rules That Quadriplegic Has Right to Gun To Hunt”
I have only watched Beck a couple of times, but I have seen a guy by the name of Harry Binswanger on once or twice and he appears to be very civil liberties oriented and he is a free marketeer to boot.
One of the reasons I like this blog is that most people seem to be very careful with civil liberties.
“Is it me or do you hear a squeaky wheel?” – Bambi’s Mom in Bambi (The Director’s Cut – UNRATED)
Surely it’s the mans mental condition rather than his physical that should be the main concern in granting gun ownership.
I wish the man every success in his hunting.
What if he sneezes?”
You say Gesundheit–and duck!
what’s next? voice activated guns?
I agree. Napolitano is clearly an ardent and articulate defender of constitutional freedoms. What is surprising is that Fox allowed him to set the agenda on the Glenn Beck show twice in the last week. It was a strongly libertarian lineup that Beck would hardly touch, and would certainly not embrace. These were anti-war, anti-corporatist, pro-privacy, pro-state’s rights individuals that Fox seems to keep segregated from the neoconservatives who so often appear.
Starting in the first segment of the show:
1. Napolitano proposes that the States might be an effective but underutilized tool to check the role and power of the federal government. There is a discussion on the ability of the States to initiate constitutional amendments.
2. There is discussion of the history and role for state nullification of federal laws.
3. Napolitano proposes that Senators be returned to selection by State legislatures, thus assuring that a portion of the federal legislature support state’s rights.
Serious discussion of these ideas on television was somewhat unexpected.
Byron: “arent collapsible stocks and large magazines for things other than shooting deer?”
Anon’s got a point; what if the guy sneezes? Tad more dangerous than a large clip; wouldn’t you say?
Gyges: “I’m just not that into shooting to do the research.”
I actually enjoy shooting more than hunting.
“The 350 shot I mentioned was from a prone position with broadside animal. I’ve done a couple of 300 yard shots, but those were with a solid rest, plenty of time, and favorable conditions. I’m a good shot mainly because I’m a patient shot and a picky shot.”
Patient and picky are virtues of marksmanship.
What if he sneezes?
“Somewhat surprisingly, I first learned of the case from Andrew Napolitano on Fox yesterday.”
That should not be surprising at all, Judge Napolitano appears to be very civil liberties oriented.
We have 1,600 people per day added to the “terrorist” watch list–at least that’s the number the govt. will acknowledge. I’m going to guess this is a very widespread practice. I will see if I can find more from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They have been very good at fighting back on these intrusions.
Forget left or right. This is a corporate, totalitarian state. That’s why they monitor people on the left and the right who have the integrity of their convictions and want to know what’s going on to the best of their ability. Remember, some of Bush’s strongest critics came from people of principle on the right.
I share your concerns on the Indymedia case. How widespread are these tactics by the government?
Somewhat surprisingly, I first learned of the case from Andrew Napolitano on Fox yesterday.
arent collapsible stocks and large magazines for things other than shooting deer?
Also, the 350 yard shot wasn’t me.
“… dropped, ALMOST every animal I’ve shot at…”
To be honest, I’ve never put much thought into it. I’m sure there’s some out there, but I’m just not that into shooting to do the research.
Now me, aside from a brisket shot on a windy day every animal I hit I dropped, every animal I’ve shot at I hit (had my scope get knocked out of true a little this last trip and took 3 shots to figure it out). That article pretty much sums up my strategy.
The 350 shot I mentioned was from a prone position with broadside animal. I’ve done a couple of 300 yard shots, but those were with a solid rest, plenty of time, and favorable conditions. I’m a good shot mainly because I’m a patient shot and a picky shot.
Byron: “if he had assistance which he appears to have and he had shown proficiency using the modified weapon, then why not?”
Why can’t you have collapsible stocks and large magazines for rifles in New York?
I don’t know; I just threw it up there because it seems/feels like an awkward/dangerous modification.
I assumed you were fooling. Still, I can’t help myself when it comes to reminding people of all the dastardly things Dick has done.
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