GunFreedomRadio EP231 Gun Therapy with The ParkinsonShooter and Amy Dillon
Our guests today are "Shakey Dave" Smith, The ParkinsonShooter and Amy Dillon.
Dave is a professional shooter sponsored by F-1 Firearms, STI, and LaserShot. He competes in 3-Gun and rifle competitions across the country and internationally.
What is unique about Dave is that he does all of this while having Parkinson’s Disease. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease ten years ago. Although Parkinson’s altered Dave’s lifestyle in many ways, one thing it did not take away was his passion and ability to shoot guns.
He started shooting guns on a daily basis as his form of therapy - “Gun Therapy.” Doctors have confirmed that raising the dopamine levels through “Gun Therapy” (which he lacks due to Parkinson’s) has been key in his journey to aid in recovery. Amy Dillon U.S. Marine. Firearms Instructor. Writer.
Amy Dillon is a former Marine Corps Drill Instructor and Combat Marksmanship Instructor. Amy served 12 years active-duty and is now committed to pursuing her goals in the Firearms Industry and Legal Community. Amy is employed as a Firearms Instructor by Palmetto State Armory. As a freelance writer, Amy regularly contributes articles related to gun laws and gun topics to various media publications.
1) We already know that guns save lives. But, we don’t often think about guns as medical devices and medicinal pathways to healing. Talk to us about your journey and how you are pushing Parkinson’s Disease back out of your life.
2) You have started a non-profit called GunTherapy.org. Tell us about that.
3) You have an upcoming “Gun Therapy” tour. What are your goals for the tour?
- research for clinical study.
4) How do people follow you and contribute to your non-profit?