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

    Blind people are not mentally deficient.

    Blind people realize that they are blind.

    They're as capable of realizing the risks of carrying a firearm as well as the additional risks of carrying a firearm while visually impaired as sighted people are.

    They don't need you to look out for them.

    They're grown-ups just like you and me.

    They can be trusted just as much as sighted people can be to make the decision about whether or not to carry on their own.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Screen reading software. Translates text into speech.
    And there are braille output devices as well.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt E View Post
    I am also legally blind, and I could also hit a body mass. If the target was too far away, I'd be smart enough to simply not fire.
    Well said. I don't have enough interest to acquire the skills to be a responsible gun owner. I'm amazed so many people own guns and would be clueless and inept in a crisis.

    Add my lack of interest to my poor vision and right there is a solid case that I have no business owning a gun. I wish that all (handgun) owners would be thoroughly trained for both situation and accuracy. That any idiot can buy one seems incorrect. OTOH, the ones that actually know what to do are potential saviors for me.

    Does anybody here own a gun and has not trained how to shoot accurately and have some study of situational events? Just curious. I am NOT anti-gun.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Well said. I don't have enough interest to acquire the skills to be a responsible gun owner. I'm amazed so many people own guns and would be clueless and inept in a crisis.

    Add my lack of interest to my poor vision and right there is a solid case that I have no business owning a gun. I wish that all (handgun) owners would be thoroughly trained for both situation and accuracy. That any idiot can buy one seems incorrect. OTOH, the ones that actually know what to do are potential saviors for me.

    Does anybody here own a gun and has not trained how to shoot accurately and have some study of situational events? Just curious. I am NOT anti-gun.
    I don't think you need much training to have a gun in your house but before you have a permit to carry you really do need to get some instruction unless of course you were in the military.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I don't think you need much training to have a gun in your house but before you have a permit to carry you really do need to get some instruction unless of course you were in the military.
    No, you don't "need" training. But what use are you if you don't know what to do and when to do it. That gun is more likely to harm you or yours than it is to defend yourself unless you bother to learn how to shoot at a fluid target. Would you buy a car and never earn how to drive until you had an emergency?

    Most of the problems in crime are handgun based. People watch too many movies and guns aren't toys. You can't undo what happens with a gun. So, I think you should even take a few police type courses, so you'll be effective if the time ever comes and you'll calmly shoot the right person.

    Just a humble opinion© of course.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    No, you don't "need" training. But what use are you if you don't know what to do and when to do it. That gun is more likely to harm you or yours than it is to defend yourself unless you bother to learn how to shoot at a fluid target. Would you buy a car and never earn how to drive until you had an emergency?

    Most of the problems in crime are handgun based. People watch too many movies and guns aren't toys. You can't undo what happens with a gun. So, I think you should even take a few police type courses, so you'll be effective if the time ever comes and you'll calmly shoot the right person.

    Just a humble opinion© of course.
    In your own house it is pretty easy to identify a threat and take proper action. You need to be familiar with your weapon and know how to shoot it but I don't think any special training is necessary, just my opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Blind people are not mentally deficient.

    Blind people realize that they are blind.

    They're as capable of realizing the risks of carrying a firearm as well as the additional risks of carrying a firearm while visually impaired as sighted people are.

    They don't need you to look out for them.

    They're grown-ups just like you and me.

    They can be trusted just as much as sighted people can be to make the decision about whether or not to carry on their own.
    I'm curious what some of our law enforcement members here would think of grownups being relied upon to act rationally.

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

    I have to admit that considering some of the people I'm surprised to find aren't in favor of barring legally blind people from owning and using guns, I'm ignorant on what the minimum standards for what being legally blind are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm curious what some of our law enforcement members here would think of grownups being relied upon to act rationally.
    I only said that blind folks're as trustworthy/responsible as sighted people are.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I have to admit that considering some of the people I'm surprised to find aren't in favor of barring legally blind people from owning and using guns, I'm ignorant on what the minimum standards for what being legally blind are.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=lega...m=122&ie=UTF-8
    Key Definitions of Statistical Terms - American Foundation for the Blind
    Legal blindness is a level of vision loss that has been legally defined to determine eligibility for benefits. The clinical diagnosis refers to a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the best possible correction, and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less. Often, people who are diagnosed with legal blindness still have some usable vision.
    I may be wrong.

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