I came across Ron Cowan relaxing in the main exhibitor’s hall at the NRAAM. Ron is an older gentleman, soft spoken with an easy manner. He has but one arm. “I lost it in a hunting accident, my cousin’s shotgun went off.” Ouch.
“I have a friend who is a hunter, he lost his arm pin a motorcycle accident” I replied. “Do you still hunt?”
Ron smiled “Oh yeah!”
“How do you manage?” I asked.
Ron shrugged, as if I had asked him how he breathed. “I just hold up the shotgun.”
“What do you hunt?”
“Deer, rabbits, stuff like that.”
“Do you have any trouble aiming, managing your point of aim?” I ask. “Do you need a shorter rifle, a carbine?”
“No, I live in Illinois, so I hunt with a shotgun. I don’t have any trouble…”
To Ron, being a one-armed hunter was not remotely remarkable. He just hunts, something he’d done all his life. “Do you have any advice for anyone who lost a part but used to love to hunt?” I ask.
Ron shrugs again. “Just go hunt!”
Ron puts out a newsletter called the Faith and Freedom Sentinel. If you want 2nd amendment news on dead tree, write him at:
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2416 Gayle Ave.
Alton Ill. 62002