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Old 09-10-2013, 11:32 PM   #31
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Regarding the potential of the blind person missing his intended target - we all have that potential. Should we all be denied our right to carry a gun?

Regarding how the blind person knows who/where the aggressor is - I'd say it becomes fairly obvious when you're being attacked. Also, people who have been blind for years, their senses work much more keenly than those of us with full vision. They hear things we can't and smell things we can't. I've never been blind but I imagine it would be obvious to them where the guy saying "give me all your money" is. Then they would have to figure out if he had a gun. Maybe they hear the cocking of a hammer? Maybe the gun was recently fired and they can smell the powder or carbon?

The point is they are American citizens and should not be denied their fundamental right as guaranteed in the Second Amendment. How they exercise that right is up to them.

Driving is not a right. It's an apples to oranges comparison.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:34 PM   #32
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A trained cop,soldier,marine hell damn near everyone with full capabilities of sight and hearing can be disarmed and have there own weapons taken and turned on them then what chance does blind person have of defending against this
This is true but is it an argument against granting them their 2A right? I think not. I think it only highlights something they need to be aware and consider when they decide to carry and use their weapon.
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How could they identify the target it could be a child or another innocent person. How could they shoot accurately at the intended target. How would they know if there were innocent bystanders . They have a right. People also have a right not to be shot by someone that caint see what they are shooting at.
What kind of person is attacking them doesn't matter. Even if its a child. Highlight the Trayyvon Martin / George Zimmerman case. So that first sentence doesn't matter. The second and third sentence I have addressed above. And no, people don't have a right to "not be shot by someone that can't see what they are shooting at." They do, however, have a right to life. Blind people do too.
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I just cant get around the rule that you need to know your target, AND BEYOND. How well could a blind person effectively know this.

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I just cant get around the rule that you need to know your target, AND BEYOND. How well could a blind person effectively know this.
That is not a rule as set forth in the 2A. Also, how well could you know that rule when sprayed with pepper spray or something else that leaves you temporarily blind? Will you not defend your life because your vision isn't working properly all of a sudden?
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I just cant get around the rule that you need to know your target, AND BEYOND. How well could a blind person effectively know this.
If you were being beaten and stomped to death, your thoughts would be focused on the possibility of over penetration rather than stopping the attack? If you were attacked in the dark, you would not fire your weapon?
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"Shall not be infringed"............Done
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"Shall not be infringed"............Done
What if they are deaf and blind.
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What if they are deaf and blind.
What if a frog had a glass a$$ ?
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What if they are deaf and blind.
Again, "shall not be infringed."

Also what does deaf have to do with anything?

Just because you've lost the discussion doesn't mean you have to start saying whatever pops into your head just to be contrary.
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