More Disabled People Oppose Assault-Weapon Restrictions
The man below has exactly the same disease as my wife of almost 30 years. Dragon_Lady could not pass the NRA certification with a double action revolver. Her finger would not take the strain. But with a semi auto gun she was able to shoot and later become a highly competitive shooter in state events and became a tactical/defensive handgun instructor. I’m not saying this point obviates all assault gun rules. I am saying that the disabled population is a more vulnerable kind of person. Some of them want to enjoy shooting sports. I think they need to be considered among all the factors that go into gun legislation.
CHADDS FORD, Pa. — Slowly and with a hitch in his step, Sal Foti made his way to the handicapped shooting lane at Targetmaster Indoor Firearm Range & Gun Shop.
The lane is closest to the door, wide enough for a wheelchair or other equipment and marked with a handicapped sign.
Foti, 57, a retired public relations executive, has suffered since childhood from rheumatoid arthritis, which stiffens his joints, making it difficult for him to walk or stand for long.
“To put up even the target is hard for me,” he said, “It’s nice to see that ranges are starting to understand and accommodate handicapped shooters. Given the aging population and the fact that we’ve got more of these military folks coming back disabled, I think there’s going to be more of a need for it.”