Army veteran Justin Anderson was injured by a gunshot wound while serving in Iraq in 2003. And while the sound of a firearm might draw up negative emotions for others who have been wounded, for Anderson, it is therapy.
“I have no problem being around firearms because that’s what I did for so many years in the military,” Anderson said about trapshooting and other shooting sports. “It’s therapy for me. It may not be healing for all Veterans depending on their situation, but for me, it’s healing.”
Anderson was part of the first group of Veterans who gathered at the Ellis County Sportsman Club June 25, 2015, for trapshooting, one of most sought-after sports at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) each year. Roughly 50 Veterans – including several novices – compete in trapshooting June 25-26th as part of the 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Dallas.
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