Today’s article comes at you courtesy of Freedom Munitions.
“To give away money is an easy matter in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.” Aristotle
Our friend Andrew Bottrell is working to raise money for the EODWF – Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior Foundation. They supported Aaron and his family when he came home from Afghanistan missing his left arm and most of both legs. He decided to build a rifle and auction it in order to raise money for EODWF.
“I realized that I knew a lot of people in the shooting industry that would like to support something like this and that I could pull them all together to build a pretty sweet rifle. At that point I made up my mind to do it.”
So he did, though it wasn’t necessarily easy.
“Building a rifle with one good hand and one prosthetic hand is a bit of a challenge,” he explains, “I had to come up with new ways to put things together but I’m proud to say that I can assemble a rifle completely by myself.”
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The weapon includes parts or work from Aero Precision, Lantac, LuthAR, Blown Deadline, Leupold, Patriot Ordnance Factory, Point One USA LLC, PROOF Research, SLR Rifleworks and Tactical Shit. The total value has so far climbed somewhere in excess of $4,300. The weapon will ship with a bullet button or magazine release and will come with a hard case.
100% of all proceeds will be donated to the EODWF. Tickets will be available until 06 May 2016, at which time the winner will be drawn at the EOD Memorial Auction.
There should be no divide between altruism and a warrior ethos. Charity and compassion are a fundamental part of American Exceptionalism, as is patriotism and a willingness to serve. In the coming months, we’re going to share some organizations we believe are worthy of support. We will also put our money where our mouths are and make some donations to those organizations. You can learn more about that (and getcha some discount codes) by subscribing to our newsletter here.
Bottrell is a mad scientist designer, too, if you weren’t aware. Read some of our past discussion of his work here. Read more about the EODWF here.
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