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Ainsworth’s wife injured in skeet shooting accident

State Rep. Will Ainsworth, R – Guntersville, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, announced that his wife, Kendall Ainsworth, was injured in a family skeet shooting outing Tuesday.

“While skeet shooting with our family on Tuesday evening, my wife, Kendall, was involved in a minor accident and suffered an injury that required staples,” Ainsworth said in a statement.

“Through God’s grace and the intercessory prayers of thousands of family members, friends, and supporters, the emergency room doctors who attended to her injury predict a full recovery, and she was released shortly after receiving treatment,” Rep. Ainsworth continued. “I will be stepping away from the campaign trail for a few days in order to remain home with Kendall as she heals.”

Will Ainsworth is the owner of Dream Ranch where tourists can stay at the luxury lodge and then be taken on guided hunting and fishing excursions in North Alabama. Skeet shooting is one of the activities that the Dream Ranch offers. It involves shooting clay targets that are launched into the air, similar in some respects to the way that a bird such as a pheasant or geese flies. It is normally practiced with a shotgun. Ainsworth is also the owner of the annual hunting expo in Huntsville that promotes hunting and the shooting supports.

Ainsworth sponsored legislation to arm school teachers, trained to A-POST standards, as a last line of defense. Ainsworth has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Kendall Ainsworth is a former public school teacher. They have three children.

Ainsworth faces Muscle Shoals pastor Dr. Will Boyd (D).

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The general election will be on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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