A blind New Jersey man is declaring victory in a legal battle over his gun collection.
The state confiscated his weapons citing safety, but now a judge’s order — citing the right to bear arms — means he will get them back.
Steven Hopler of Rockaway, New Jersey, knows a lot about guns. The 49-year-old has been handling them since childhood, and practices regularly at a local gun range. His aim is incredible, especially considering he’s blind.
“I’ve handled guns for many years — being sighted and being blind — and I’ve never had a problem,” Hopler told CBS 2.
But four years ago, Hopler had an accident and shot himself in the leg. Police responded and took six of his guns, citing safety concerns.