It has come to my attention that the East Elgin Sportsmen’s Association of Aylmer, ON had something wonderful occur during their public Open House.
A submission to the London Free Press editor indicates that a young lady, a blind young lady, attended the Open House and wanted to experience shooting a firearm.
If you understood EESA and it’s members? You wouldn’t balk for a moment over it.
EESA can be very accomodating to others. They have that community spirit. They are part of the community.
The simple and easy solution was a matter of putting her with a Range Officer to educate and spend the time with her.
Literally a “hands on” experience when you consider that blind persons compensate with their other senses.
It’s my understanding that, with some help (safety first), she even managed to hit her target several times on multiple targets.
Heaven forbid! She even enjoyed herself immensely. That’s what it’s about. Enjoying an activity that is part of her culture as a Canadian.
Congratulations to her for having the fortitude, desire and open-mindedness to do it.
Those of us with the gift of sight could learn something from her…
On a lighter note for those of us that shoot regularily? The bar has been raised. 😀
The shooting sports isn’t an insurmountable hurdle to those with the gumption to try it. Nor should participation be denied to anyone.