Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree4Likes
  • 3 Post By bayern
  • 1 Post By Billy Thomas

Thread: Controversy over permits for blind people to carry guns in public

  1. #1
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,390
    Rep Power
    4817860

    Controversy over permits for blind people to carry guns in public

    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 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.Private gun ownership — even hunting — by visually impaired Iowans is nothing new. But the practice of visually impaired residents legally carrying firearms in public became widely possible thanks to gun permit changes that took effect in Iowa in 2011.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...nclick_check=1

  2. #2
    bayern's Avatar
    bayern is offline Officer First Class
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    04-19-06
    Location
    Dixie
    Posts
    1,771
    Rep Power
    1412072
    After seeing some of our officers fire, I'd trust the blind guy.
    Jks9199, Captain America and pgg like this.

  3. #3
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    09-02-13
    Location
    Southeastern US
    Posts
    15
    Rep Power
    0
    I think the terms "blind" and "visually impaired" are not exclusive to each other.
    They're still gonna be prosecuted if they do something stupid, so let em have their guns!
    Odd likes this.
    ______________________________ _____________________
    ______________________________ _ ~Support K9 Search and Rescue........GET LOST!!~

  4. #4
    Odd's Avatar
    Odd
    Odd is offline Cosmonaut Trainer
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    10-08-08
    Posts
    2,056
    Rep Power
    2508664
    I have a problem with this.

    There are about 64,000 other things more pressing. The day I ask a blind citizen to disarm in the interest of himself or others will be such a care free day I'd probably forget all about it and fall asleep mounted on my Pegasus before flying off to a Johnny Cash concert with Frank Sinatra as the opening act.

    63,796 involves a drain snake and a dentist. It's a little dark. Well, got that show to look forward to.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •