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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I am legally blind. But I can see well enough to hit your body mass. So, in theory, I should be allowed a gun. I happen not to want one but......

    I don't think anyone should be allowed to carry a gun unless they have been qualified to do so. I personally might, or might not, be able to see the qualifying target and hit it. Or I might not. Simple to determine really.
    You would be a good one to ask this question I have been wondering about. If there was an aggressor 10 feet in front of you could you determine if there was a woman and her 3 kids 10 feet behind him?

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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Some others made good points about a legally blind person still being able to see a close up attacker but you have a good point too. If you let someone who can barely see carry a gun you have to let a bat blind guy carry one too. Maybe there needs to be at least some type of vision requirement just as there is to drive a car.
    See in Canada if we had such a right we just add a "medically capable" clause to it. Sometimes precedents espeially about controversial issues have a bit too much powerful or are interpreted poorly.

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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You would be a good one to ask this question I have been wondering about. If there was an aggressor 10 feet in front of you could you determine if there was a woman and her 3 kids 10 feet behind him?
    Probably but I couldn't identify them. I can see mass very well, it's detail that I don't get. So, I couldn't be sure if I was shooting a 9 year old kid or a 58 year old "little person". Also, contrast is critical to me. I can read on a white background but not on a colorized background.

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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You would be a good one to ask this question I have been wondering about. If there was an aggressor 10 feet in front of you could you determine if there was a woman and her 3 kids 10 feet behind him?
    Blind shooters should be required to use hollow-point bullets. The woman and kids would be safe.

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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Easy solution, sell em blanks, they won't see the difference.

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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    I think that everyone should have to pass a basic marksmanship test in order to carry a gun in public. If a legally blind person can pass it, I see no reason to ban them from carrying a gun. If they can't, they shouldn't have one.
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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Not just no but hell no!!!!!!
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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I think that everyone should have to pass a basic marksmanship test in order to carry a gun in public. If a legally blind person can pass it, I see no reason to ban them from carrying a gun. If they can't, they shouldn't have one.
    If a blind person can not see the target then how can she or he pass a test?
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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If a blind person can not see the target then how can she or he pass a test?
    Legally blind is different than completely unable to see.
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    Re: Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public?

    Both my sister and mother are legally blind. They are both able to have their sight though corrected with lenses. But my mother's can't be completely corrected.

    Key Definitions of Statistical Terms - American Foundation for the Blind

    In fact, given my brother's eye problems, he is likely legally blind too, considering his one eye isn't correctable with lenses and that affects his sight in his good eye.
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