Originally Posted by John_Deer
I have read many posts that a blind person can't see what is behind their target. If someone is on top of a person with perfect vision beating the crap out of them I am sure they are not looking what is behind their target. Moreover, not a lot a blind people are going to apply for a CCW. The few blind people that do apply must feel that they can handle a weapon safely.
I also agree with the slippery slope argument. Many people that are legally blind can see well enough to qualify for a CCW. If the person can qualify they should get their permit. Otherwise the liberals will tweak the laws to the point of needing 20/10 vision to get a permit.
Yes to this^^^^^
They have stepped well beyond the scope of reasonable prevention techniques to assuming things that they cannot know. Being Blind is not a problem that needs regulation, crimes against humans are! Im legally blind in my right eye but still shoot shotgun right handed. As we continue to progress with technology, folks that only exist in Star trek like Geordi La Forge, will see better than those of us with real vision.
This thread is really about opening our eyes not preventing a Blind person from hurting someone they shouldnt. Those with disabilities learn to navigate the world that was built for the fully abled better than we do. Walking 5 minutes in their shoes wont do the trick, they are immersed in it 24/7/365 and learn skills and tricks that we could only wish to master.
Those with sensory deficits have been well documented as being able to harness 6th senses that have been mostly vestigial in humans for thousands of years. Lastly, assuming a Blind person cannot make an informed carry decision is short sighted at best. They more than anyone know what they are capable of and the method they could and would employ if necessary to save their own lives.