Blind People Learn to Shoot Guns in New Hampshire (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Major Waldron's Sportsmen's Association in Barrington, New Hampshire, recently hosted a shooting clinic for blind people.

The clinic was taught by Chandler Bullard of Northeast Passage, a non-profit agency that states on its website:

The mission of Northeast Passage is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can enjoy recreation with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers.

Bullard is a paraplegic who was in a car accident when he was 16 years old.

"I am a person that uses a wheelchair, why do I want to go skiing? I don't use my legs, why would I want to go skiing? Because I can, because they can," Bullard told New England Cable News (video below).

Stephanie Hurd, one of Bullard's blind students, said the gun training "was empowering."

"We might do things differently, but we can do most everything everyone else can," added Hurd.

Another blind student, Dana Trahan, stated, "Take on new adventures, you never know how much you might enjoy something new. Don't let anything stop you."

New Hampshire doesn't ban blind people from buying and using guns.

Sources: Northeast Passage, New England Cable News