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

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I, too, am torn on this one.

    I do not agree with revoking anyone's Constitutional rights. But blind people... carrying a gun???

    Tough call. Start limiting rights (other than convicted felons) and where does it stop? Do we prevent people that are stupid from voting? They are more dangerous than a blind guy with a gun.

    But blind people... carrying a gun???
    Let them carry a gun but prohibit them from buying bullets.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Let them carry a gun but prohibit them from buying bullets.

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    that's really stupid. the worst thing you can do is to point an UNloaded gun at someone who needs shooting



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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
    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.
    Like this guy


    Im Dong-hyun, who is registered as blind, broke his own 72-arrow mark of 696 by three points and was also part of a record in the team shoot. Im's partial sight means he shoots at the centre of a colourful blur he sees 70 metres before him.



    Blind South Korean archer smashes London Olympics' first world record | Sport | theguardian.com



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

    Shall not be infringed UNLESS YOUR BLIND? BS!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram View Post
    Shall not be infringed UNLESS YOUR BLIND? BS!
    A line has to be drawn somewhere.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    A line has to be drawn somewhere.
    You could make lines all day but the blind could not see them! Warning; do not mess with that old blind guy,,he will start shooting!

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

    in those competitions the legally blind has audio guides that tell him how he's positioned towards the goal he's trying to hit... that's a silly reference to advocate for legally blind people running around with guns in public. The blind archer would not know if someone is standing between him and the "artificial", already dead sports target he's trying to hit, for a start.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    in those competitions the legally blind has audio guides that tell him how he's positioned towards the goal he's trying to hit... that's a silly reference to advocate for legally blind people running around with guns in public. The blind archer would not know if someone is standing between him and the "artificial", already dead sports target he's trying to hit, for a start.
    Now tell me,,should the blind not vote too? I know about blind archers,,,,OK! Now,,on to protecting our lives here? The blind have no less rights afforded by the document than anyone else! If HE/SHE chooses to purchase and carry or have it in their home? Now tell me? Would you TELL THEM THEY CANNOT HAVE A GUN BECAUSE THEY CANNOT SEE?

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

    As a starter: the question was: should blind people be allowed to carry guns "in public" ?

    Then, i don't think ANY private person should be allowed to carry a gun in public.
    Neither do i believe that the 2nd amendment does provide that right to anyone... and it actually never did, prior to 2008, when the current SCOTUS in a controversial 5-4 landmark decision changed the interpretation of the 2nd amendment as it stood in the 200 years before that ruling.
    And i don't understand why people always freak out when other people talk about "regulating" the right to bear arms - as it is literally stated in the 2nd amendment - and see that as an attempt to take guns away from them.
    Regulating the issuance of guns / gun permits is - imo - a very reasonable and logical thing to do, as a lot of other things are regulated on a federal level. The 2nd amendment explicitly gives that right to bear arms to "a well-regulated" militia... without even arguing that barely anyone who's carrying a gun does so for that "militia reason"... to have that right "well regulated", should not be deemed unconstitutional by anyone.

    It seems to be completely "normal" for everyone, that blind people should not drive cars, because it would be way too dangerous, to themselves, and more so to others.
    When one starts making the same argument when it comes to the carrying - and potential usage - of a gun... it's an infringement on their constitutional rights, their freedom, and their equality.
    So yes, i would ABSOLUTELY tell them they cannot have a gun because they cannot see.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'm torn on this one. On one hand if they qualify they should be able to but on the other hand, c'mon your BLIND! You want to drive too?

    "According to Prof. David Kopel of the University of Denver's Strum School of Law, in the past 25 years, 42 states have made similar alterations to their laws, changing the language to state that a sheriff "shall issue" (instead of "may issue") firearm permits to applicants without a felony record. According to Aaron Dorr, executive director of Iowa Gun Owners, sheriffs may reject a permit application based on the applicant's behavior in the previous two years.
    "We don't think being legally blind is a behavior," Dorr says"

    .Should the legally blind be allowed to carry guns in public? - Crimesider - CBS News
    If you understand the definition the question often doesn't apply.










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