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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    why not let a blind member respond
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    Now THAT was funny!
    Not really. Blind people use computers too.

    I should point out that, uncorrected, I am legally blind myself but I fly airplanes for a living. So no, I don't think being legally blind should inherently disqualify you from gun ownership or carrying.

    However, it would make sense to me to bar someone from publicly carrying a weapon if they aren't correctable past the "legally blind" threshold. Such a person cannot properly identify targets or ensure they aren't endangering bystanders. I can barely walk around my apartment without the contacts in.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not really. Blind people use computers too.

    I should point out that, uncorrected, I am legally blind myself but I fly airplanes for a living. So no, I don't think being legally blind should inherently disqualify you from gun ownership or carrying.

    However, it would make sense to me to bar someone from publicly carrying a weapon if they aren't correctable past the "legally blind" threshold. Such a person cannot properly identify targets or ensure they aren't endangering bystanders. I can barely walk around my apartment without the contacts in.
    ability to wear corrective lenses does not qualify you as blind, I can't see 15 feet in front of me without glasses, I am not legally blind

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not really. Blind people use computers too.

    I should point out that, uncorrected, I am legally blind myself but I fly airplanes for a living. So no, I don't think being legally blind should inherently disqualify you from gun ownership or carrying.

    However, it would make sense to me to bar someone from publicly carrying a weapon if they aren't correctable past the "legally blind" threshold. Such a person cannot properly identify targets or ensure they aren't endangering bystanders. I can barely walk around my apartment without the contacts in.
    How do blind people use computers? Not being a smart ass, I honestly don't know.

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

    God no.......


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I personally think it constitutes a reasonable limit oh wait not in 'Murica. It is just a really horrible precedent to set sure the guy who is legally blind can see several metres away but then that opens it up to people with much worse vision. If you want to do it it will require redefining legally blind or at least putting limits on the blindness. Though that is only because I know banning concealed carry and reasonable limits on rights are unacceptable in the U.S..

    the problem is that in the past you have argued for almost complete gun bans. So when we see your posts on this subject we see it as nothing more than an attempt to push those bans. "reasonable limits" to you is extremely unreasonable to people who actually trust the members of the supreme sovereign to be armed.



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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.
    I completely agree



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    God no.......
    and you don't believe people with 20/20 vision should be able to even own a gun let alone carry one on the streets.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and you don't believe people with 20/20 vision should be able to even own a gun let alone carry one on the streets.
    they may have the right to bear arms, but what point is having a gun if you cannot hit what you cannot see?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and you don't believe people with 20/20 vision
    Actually yes i do.

    should be able to even own a gun let alone carry one on the streets.
    Also i do as well.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    they may have the right to bear arms, but what point is having a gun if you cannot hit what you cannot see?
    1) if you actually have read this thread you will see the following

    a) I think people should have to pass a shooting test to carry firearms on public properties

    b) some of those who don't want blind people carrying guns do not want ANYONE carrying guns so their arguments are a bit disingenuous

    2) If you cannot see a target then carrying a gun on the public streets is probably a bad idea which would be proscribed by a shooting test



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