Let’s get serious people, blind people have rights too. They should be able to have guns, just not drive cars obviously.
Here are a few quotes from this article in the Des Moines Register about whether Iowa should be granting gun permits to blind people, as it is currently doing. As you can see, opinions vary:
Although people who are blind can participate fully in nearly all life’s experiences, there are some things, like the operation of a weapon, that may very well be an exception.Patrick Clancy, Superintendent
Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School
There’s no reason solely on the [basis] of blindness that a blind person shouldn’t be allowed to carry a weapon.Chris Danielson, Public Relations Director
National Federation of the Blind
I’m not an expert in vision. At what point do vision problems have a detrimental effect [on firing] 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.Sheriff John LeClere
Delaware County, Iowa
When you shoot a gun, you take it out and point and shoot, and I don’t necessarily think eyesight is necessary.Michael Barber
Imagine me with a gun. It’s just crazy.Stevie Wonder
another blind person
Is it, Mr. Wonder? Or is it just …very superstitious?