My wife is a member of a facebook page for local military spouses. For some reason, this topic came up in conversation. Apparently in Iowa, there are a number of blind (I don't know if they're legally blind or full-out blind) who have been issued CCW permits, on the grounds of not being discriminatory. What are your thoughts on this? A lot of people think they shouldn't have a permit because they can't see where they're aiming. I can see this, however here's my opinion: A lot of thugs and criminals prey on the supposed weak. It is fairly obvious when someone is blind. If they're really bad off, they will have a white cane or a guide dog. I feel like blind people, possibly more so than those who have full vision, should be allowed to have CCW permits. If a thug or criminal is attacking a blind person, it will probably be at fist-range. Therefore, the victim wouldn't have to see where he is aiming. Pulls the gun, and shoot in the direction the noise or blows or knife stabs are coming from. And I believe a blind person can easily train to where everything involved with firearm self-defense (unholstering, firing, reloading, reholstering) is muscle memory. I mean, when I got my CCW permit in NC, I only had to shoot at 3, 5, and 7 yards. I felt like I could have reached out and touched the target. It would have been easy enough to just close my eyes, extend my arms fully (with the firearm) to where I know the gun is right in front of my face, and shoot enough to get body hits and hopefully end the threat. Obviously without vision, a person won't be able to produce tight groups, but I believe in a self-defense situation they can achieve combat accuracy as long as they spend time working on it. What are your guys thoughts?