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    Iowa grants gun permits to the blind

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Here's some news that has law enforcement officials and lawmakers scratching their heads:

    Iowa is granting permits to acquire or carry guns in public to people who are legally or completely blind.

    No one questions the legality of the permits. State law does not allow sheriffs to deny an Iowan the right to carry a weapon based on physical ability.

    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.

    On one side: People such as Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington, who demonstrated for The Des Moines Register how blind people can be taught to shoot guns. And Jane Hudson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, who says blocking visually impaired people from the right to obtain weapon permits would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. That federal law generally prohibits different treatment based on disabilities


    On the other side: People such as Dubuque County Sheriff Don Vrotsos, who said he wouldn't issue a permit to someone who is blind. And Patrick Clancy, superintendent of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, who says guns may be a rare exception to his philosophy that blind people can participate fully in life.
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    What happened to common sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    What happened to common sense?
    got 'blind'sided.

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    A blind 18 year old with an AR-15 and a couple of hundred-round drum magazines, what could go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    A blind 18 year old with an AR-15 and a couple of hundred-round drum magazines, what could go wrong?
    You're just trying to rid this country of the good blind guy with a gun.
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    There is a difference of being legally blind and medically with complete blindness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    There is a difference of being legally blind and medically with complete blindness.
    You must be completely blind because it mentions that in the article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    There is a difference of being legally blind and medically with complete blindness.
    Good point. Someone legally blind can't recognize people from more than 10 feet away, even though not completely blind.

    Lock and load!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    You must be completely blind because it mentions that in the article.
    Don't expect him to start reading links or making rational contributions now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Don't expect him to start reading links or making rational contributions now.
    He is rather cartoonish.

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