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9/9/2013 12:25:57 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com...

Turns out theres an Iowa state law that forbids sheriffs from denying the right to carry a weapon based on a physical disability to people, which means that blind people are allowed to register for a gun, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE BLIND.
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9/9/2013 12:32:28 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Interesting...

Luckily with certain guns you only have to aim towards the general direction anyways..
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9/9/2013 12:40:10 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/9/2013 12:32:28 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
Interesting...

Luckily with certain guns you only have to aim towards the general direction anyways..

I still think that the one thing even pro-gun people would draw the line at is giving blind people gun rights.....
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9/9/2013 12:44:26 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/9/2013 12:40:10 AM, imabench wrote:
At 9/9/2013 12:32:28 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
Interesting...

Luckily with certain guns you only have to aim towards the general direction anyways..

I still think that the one thing even pro-gun people would draw the line at is giving blind people gun rights.....

I think you might be surprised. One doesn't really need to be able to see to be effective with a rocket launcher.

Joking aside, there are legal semantics here that will probably be worked out to limit the sale of guns to blind people.
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9/9/2013 12:52:33 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
That's crazy. How can they see where to shoot. Wait...they can use their hearing, they do say that you loose one sense the others do get stronger.
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9/9/2013 12:53:37 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/9/2013 12:44:26 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

I think you might be surprised. One doesn't really need to be able to see to be effective with a rocket launcher.

Its not as easy as it looks:
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9/9/2013 12:59:48 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/9/2013 12:53:37 AM, imabench wrote:
At 9/9/2013 12:44:26 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

I think you might be surprised. One doesn't really need to be able to see to be effective with a rocket launcher.

Its not as easy as it looks:

Wow.

If my missile launcher malfunctions I think the last thing I would do is flee with it still in my hands...

And yet I don't think there is a common sense test required for ownership of guns.
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9/9/2013 1:41:43 AM
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I would like to point out that being legally blind is not the same as being totally blind.

Shooting at a blurry spot that is threatening you is different than shooting in the dark at a voice.

And, yes, there are legal issues of ADA and probably other laws that apply.
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9/9/2013 1:47:32 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
If I shall take the pro-gun stance, for this one:

Blind people can't shoot. Therefore they wouldn't be expected to buy guns. There's no need for government to intervene, as to prevent the blind hordes from going on shooting rampages.
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