SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A New Jersey judge ruled that a quadriplegic has the right to bear arms even though he can't hold a gun or pull a trigger.
James Cap want to go hunting. He plans to put the gun in a wheelchair mount and operate it with a breathing tube.
A judge ruled Tuesday that the 46-year-old is eligible for a firearms ID, which is required to buy a gun.
Manville's police chief had rejected Cap's application last year, citing safety concerns. The borough attorney says the safety issues could only be resolved by a judge.
The judge addressed those issues by requiring Cap to store guns in a safe and to have qualified people assist him.
Cap was an avid hunter as a teenager. He was paralyzed 30 years ago after breaking his neck in a high school football game.