Quadriplegic N.J. man gets right to bear arms so he can hunt from wheelchair
November 11, 2009
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — 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.