On Target: Blind gun dealer finds success

Posted at 10:50 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 00:50:19-05

KNWA – Imagine putting on a blindfold and describing to others the intricate details of an antique gun without seeing it first.

A Springdale, Arkansas can do just that, only the blindfold is not one he can take off.

William Trotter’s disability hasn’t stopped him from following his passion.

“It’s given me a purpose, it’s given me a reason to get up,” Trotter said.

What started off as a hobby for Trotter, has grown into far more.

“I was getting frustrated and I said well, damn, if no one will hire me — I’ll hire myself. That’s when I started the paperwork to open up my gun shop.”

Trotter is a federally licensed firearms salesman and distributor and has been the owner and operator of Ozark Bear Arms since 2009.

He buys and sells firearms out of his home, and he does this all blind.

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