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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Gun Permits For The Blind Granted In Iowa (Video)

By Susan Duclos

Iowa is granting permits for people that are partially or completely blind, to carry guns in public. It is completely legal because Iowa law doesn't discriminate against disabled residents and won't deny the right to carry based on physical handicaps.

Lawmakers are scratching their heads though, according to reports, and worried about public safety.

The quandary centers squarely on public safety. Advocates for the disabled and Iowa law enforcement officers disagree over whether it's a good idea for visually disabled Iowans to have weapons.
 I am all for the Second Amendment and Americans constitutional right to bear arms, but as the video below shows, from 2010  titled "Blind Shooters,"  blind people need a sighted person to line up the shot and there is nothing being reported that says their is a stipulation on the permits requiring a sighted person to be with the blind gun permit owner when carrying publicly.

Even Patrick Clancy, superintendent of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, says guns may be a rare exception to his philosophy that blind people can participate fully in life.