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At LSU Lets Disabled Enjoy
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aralysis once meant that a person
would never be able to hunt or
target shoot again.
Today, though, Louisiana State
University's Mobile Marksman Project is
reopening the door to allow the disabled
to participate in shooting sports.
The Mobile Marksman Project,
which was created in 2009, is a manually
controlled shooting platform that allows
handicapped hunters to aim and fire a
mounted firearm with head-tracking
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The nra Foundation last year
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digital screen.
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the hunting and shooting experience
to everyone, regardless of physical
disability," said Garen Armbruster,
Mobile Marksman team leader. "Our
team is pleased with the Mobile
Marksman's success, and we know that
it's just beginning."

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March 2015

he Firearms of the Texas Frontier
exhibit at The Alamo in San Antonio,
Texas, is nearing the end of its run.
The firearms in the display run the
gamut from single-shot flintlock muskets
to Winchester rifles and more. It includes
a Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine
that is on loan from nra Museums. 
The exhibit showcases the technological
evolution of the firearm industry and the
role firearms played in settling Texas and
the Battle of the Alamo. Visitors will also
have the opportunity to learn how to
load and fire the period guns through an
interactive kiosk.
"This exhibit is a great way for
families to learn about Texas' rich history
and how firearms helped build our
country," said nra Museums Director
Jim Supica. "We are proud to have
assisted such a fine museum with a piece
from our own collection."
Firearms of the Texas Frontier-
Flintlock to Cartridge (1836-1876) is free
to the public and will run through
April 15, 2015. Learn more at
http://www.thealamo.org.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of America's First Freedom - March 2015

Contents
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America's First Freedom - March 2015 - Cover1
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America's First Freedom - March 2015 - 1
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