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Guns to the blind? Only in the United States

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2018-02-28 04:53:46
Lately there's been lots of talk about gun laws in the United States due to the most recent school shooting. While some eight year old's suggest teachers should all be armed with weapons, others are demanding stricter gun laws. And then there's Iowa.

In Iowa, after January 1, 2011, officers issuing gun permits have to issue the permits to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. And the eligibility criteria does not include qualification on a range. And as such people with significant visual impairment can apply for and can be issued a permit.

Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesperson said that "We are not aware of any instance in which a person with a significant visual impairment has used a firearm in a fashion that caused damage, injury, or death." Well, good to know.

It's politically correct not to deny people weapons based on their physical ability or physical impairments, but please, let's use some common sense as well. You already have a blind president without actually being visually impaired, don't give the actually blind people weapons. Of course, intelligent blind people are smart enough not to buy a weapon in the first place, but you can't expect all blind people to be intelligent. Many people with 100/100 vision are not intelligent enough, just look who your president is.

In an article from 2013 Sgt. Jana Abens, a spokeswoman for the Polk County Sheriff's Department, said that "It seems a little strange, but the way the law reads we can't deny them (a permit) just based on that one thing," adding that at that time gun permits had been issued to at least three people who can't legally drive because they were unable to read the application forms.

Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere said that "At what point do vision problems have a detrimental effect to fire a firearm? If you see nothing but a blurry mass in front of you, then I would say you probably shouldn't be shooting something."




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