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Iowa Debates Issuing Guns To The Blind


“IT seems a little strange, but the way the law reads we can’t deny them (a permit) just based on that one thing,” says Sgt. Jana Abens, a spokeswoman for the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa, referring to blind person’s right to own and carry a gun. “In the past year, Polk County has issued permits to  at least three people  who were legally blind, or were unable to read the application form  due to visual impairment.”

Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere adds:

“I’m not an expert in vision. At what point do vision problems have a detrimental effect to fire a firearm? If you see nothing but a blurry mass in front of you, then I would say you probably shouldn’t be shooting something.”

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Posted: 16th, October 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment