I’ve repeatedly discussed cases in which armed disabled individuals were able to use a gun to defend themselves against violent criminals, as well as cases in which unarmed disabled individuals have suffered greatly at the hands of violent criminals. I’ve also discussed how shooting is a great sport for those with disabilities, and how the shooting community is very accessible and welcoming towards disabled individuals. Along similar lines, I would like to point out an excellent pair of articles, which center upon two disabled individuals who learned to defend themselves with firearms, are truly inspiring:
“Call me Liza“ – This article discusses a firearms instructor’s work with an elderly woman named Elizabeth, who needed a gun for home defense after suffering a home invasion, but whose arthritis imposed special difficulties that had to be surmounted.
“Helping Hand” – This article discusses how a retiree was attacked in broad daylight outside his bank, leaving him disabled and in the need for a self defense gun that he could operate despite the fact that he could no longer fully close the fingers on his dominant hand.