Quadriplegic Man Gets a License to Control a Shotgun with his Mouth

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Jamie Capp was paralyzed playing football in high school, robbing him of the ability to hunt. But now, after a two and a half year legal battle, he's obtained a hunting license.

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Jamie is now able to hunt using a 12-gauge shotgun attached to a battery-powered machine operated via breathing tube.

For a quadriplegic, firing a shotgun requires help from a companion. In Mr Cap's case, a friend sets up the contraption, safety on, on Mr Cap's wheelchair and Mr Cap aims the shotgun by moving the toggle switch with his mouth. Once his partner releases the safety, Mr Cap fires by sipping on the breathing tube.

It's great that the technology exists to allow Jamie to continue to enjoy a hobby that he loved before his accident. [Telegraph via Geekologie]

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RainyDayInterns

Some quadriplegics devote their minds to unraveling the mysteries of the universe while others spend theirs in pursuit of...a way to kill.

Nice.