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Thursday, November 12, 2009

A bit of sanity even in New Jersey

As both a gun rights advocate and a paraplegic, this story warms my heart.

SOMERVILLE, N.J. — A quadriplegic in New Jersey has the right to bear arms even though he can’t hold a gun or pull a trigger.

A judge ruled Tuesday that James Cap is eligible for a firearms ID, which is required to buy a gun.

Manville’s police chief had rejected the 46-year-old’s application last year.

Cap says he was an avid hunter as a teenager before he was paralyzed after breaking his neck in a high school football game 30 years ago.

Cap says he’ll put the gun in a special wheelchair mount and operate it with a special breathing tube so he can hunt again.

The judge ruled Cap can have the permit only if his guns are stored in a safe and qualified people assist him with the weapons.
Granted, he's not going to be resisting tyranny, or even fending off criminals with more modest predatory goals, so this has little to do with the purpose of the Second Amendment. Still, to deny him the exercise of a fundamental human right, because of his disability, is pure evil, and the petty tyrant of a police chief should be sued into penury for it.

The judge, with his conditions imposed on the firearms permit, is only slightly better.

The final lesson of this is that a requirement for a permit to exercise one's fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms is a guarantee of abuse of government power.


Mark in Wyoming said...

Greetings from Wyoming
All i can say is OUTSTANDING!!
though here in whats left of the real USA , there would have been no question , all that wouuld have been needed was the help, but thinking back on where i was raised (Boston,Ma), and having gone through the rigormaroe , when i came of legal age first for the permit , then the concealed carry lic. i cant fathom now having to co through the hoops and rings let alone have to pay to own something
let alone have to FIGHT for the right to do so, but sadly , that is the case , im glad it hasnt happened here, may Mr Cap , enjoy , many days afield and may his harvest be heavy. BTW kurt , i started my own little blog feel free to check in and comment , if you have the time.its not earth shattering , but its thoughtsthrown to the pixelland.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Good stuff, AlfaWolf. Added you to the blogroll.

Mark in Wyoming said...

Thank you sir

strandediniowa said...


I found this in the nethers and thought you would be the best person to respond to this idiot:

Gun-Toting Paraplegics, America’s New Biggest Threat

That's his title, not mine. The opinions expressed there, certainly are not mine.

(and in case I mess up the html - http://funnycrave.com/gun-toting-paraplegics-america%E2%80%99s-new-biggest-threat/5946/ )

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

OK--now I'm officially pissed off (not at you, Stranded). Thanks.