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MIKE BRAUN Help for shooters with disabilities



Published: Sun, November 11, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



There are more than a half-million sportsmen in the United States who pursue their favorite outdoors sports despite having a physical disability.

This figure, compiled by the National Rifle Association, doesn't count those who would like to go hunting, fishing, trap or skeet shooting, or even bird-watching, but who have no idea how to go about doing that.

So, what are they supposed to do?

Source: The NRA's Disabled Shooting Services has developed an information source for people with physical disabilities.

Dave Baskin, manager of the NRA's Disabled Shooting Services, is urging those with disabilities to call him to find out what kind of assistance is available.

Baskin was head coach for the U.S. Disabled Shooting Team for 14 years and was the chief technical officer at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games.

Baskin has gained a considerable amount of knowledge over the years about disabled hunting and shooting and is willing to share that information with others.

He can be reached at (703) 267-1495 by anyone -- NRA member or not -- looking for information.

braun@vindy.com




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