Thursday, November 5, 2015
A bleg for a good cause
As many of you know, I help disabled and handicapped people learn to shoot, and sometimes to do more than just shoot. Some go on to become accomplished marksmen, and hunt or participate in competitive events as well. A few have had to use what I've taught them to defend themselves. To my not inconsiderable satisfaction, every one of them that's had to do so is still with us, alive and uninjured. Their assailants . . . not so much. (That'll give me a warm fuzzy any day!)
I know a person who really needs a defensive firearm, but is financially in no position to afford one. I'd help them with one of mine, as I've done on numerous occasions in the past, but right now I simply don't have anything suitable (I've handed out too many in recent months - I need to save up and buy some more to replenish my training and loan battery). I can't identify the person on this blog, for reasons that are related to their security (you'll notice I'm being very careful to not even identify their gender, never mind anything else), and there won't be any follow-up reports either, for the same reason.
Would those of you who know me personally, and have come to trust me over the years, please consider donating something towards this need? Including firearm, ammunition, holster and all related costs, I think something suitable can be bought and sufficient range time provided for an all-in cost of about $500. I'm not asking any one person to contribute that much (although if you want to and can afford it, go for it!); but if a few of you who know and trust me will chip in with $50 to $100 each, that'll do it.
If you're willing and able to help, please send me an e-mail (my address is in my blog profile: click on my name under the heading "About Me & Contact Info" in the sidebar, below my books, to see it), and let me know. I'll send you my mailing address. It won't be tax-deductible, it won't be acknowledged by the ultimate recipient (at least, not yet, and perhaps not ever), but I promise it'll go to a good cause and not into my back pocket!