Any Shooters With Disabilities?
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July 16th, 2006 12:19 AM
We have a guy up here confined to a wheelchair and shoots a highly modified .22cal sport rifle, but our local government is planning to close the only handicapped accessible range in Vancouver, wankers!
Check out the bottom picture of the IPSC British Columbia webpage
July 16th, 2006 12:42 AM
Originally Posted by Colin
Nice that they have his picture up. You may be able to fight the range closure with the ADA, might be worth a try.
July 16th, 2006 07:02 PM
I have severe degenerative arthritis and spinal stenosis of the lumbosacral spine. My loss of mobility is the reason that I became interested in shooting. Up until just a few years ago, I was always confident of my ability to protect myself, and my wife. Now though, I have difficulty walking distances, which pretty much running out of the question. My ability to generate force my putting my hips into a punch is gone, and any attempt to kick higher than the knees would most likely be ineffective. Nerve damage from the spinal problem, along with diabetes has caused me to have balance problems. And what would be a simply "ass whooping" to most others, could easily lead to a major injury and further disability to me. Fortunately, I don't require any special accommodations for shooting, except that if I'm standing at the range more than 30 minutes, my pain level rises substantially. As far as self defense goes, I do carry pepper spray in addition to my handgun (XD 45 or Glock 26, depending on mode of carry), so that I can try to keep from escalating from a fight to a shooting.
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