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A blind New Jersey man is declaring victory in a legal battle over his gun collection

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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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Robert Trautman is Hopler’s attorney, and said police singled out his client. “The state argued that Steve drinks too much.” Trautman said. “It’s just simply that the police didn’t want Steve Hopler to own firearms because he’s blind and they felt that was improper.” In a statement, the Morris County prosecutor said “From the outset, there was concern as to whether Mr. Hopler was suitable to possess firearms…we are satisfied that we had our day in court…and no appeals will be filed.” With the ordeal finally over, Hopler said the victory is about more than guns.


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.




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