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Iowa grants gun permits to blind people

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/08/iowa-grants-gun-permits-to-the-blind/2780303/

    Well, I guess Ray Charles demonstrated a blind person could shoot accurately in The Blues Brothers, so why not?
     
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    The only shock is that this isn't happening in Alabama or Mississippi.
     
  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Give them time.
     
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Of course, according to the story, anyone denying a permit to a blind person in any state is potentially violating federal law so the thread title is just a little misleading. Iowa hasn't passed a law saying it will grant permits to blind people.


    Is it a good idea? Probably not. But there's more to this than "Iowa grants gun permits to blind people".
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Mopery is legal in Iowa too.
     
  6. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    As a gun owner, even I think the concept of the blind having guns is a bit much. I do believe the particular disability would make shooting a bit prohibitive than, say, if a deaf person has a gun.
     
  7. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    Anyone who believes that blind folks are being discriminated against if they are limited in their ability to carry guns is someone who should be required to have a blind neurosurgeon operate on all of his/her loved ones should they need such medical care.
     
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Blind people with guns have killed fewer people than sighted people with guns.
     
  9. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    They're crack shots. That upper arm flesh wound was a message, not a miss.
     
  10. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Are you 70 percent sure blind people shouldn't have guns? Would you go as high as 80 percent?
     
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Didn't Wisconsin grant a deer hunting license to a blind person, saying it was OK as long as he was accompanied by a sighted person?
    "The deer is over there!"
    Yeah, "over there" means a lot to a blind person.
     
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If stupid people can vote, blind people can have guns
     
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