Iowa Issuing Gun Permits To The Blind

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•37 Sep 9, 2013

Officials in Iowa have been granting gun permits to visually impaired and fully blind residents, allowing these individuals to purchase firearms and carry them in public. What do you think?

  • “Okay, but they should promise to shoot only at super-scary sounds.”

    Saul Mendillo –
    School Bus Monitor

  • “Blind people are just as capable of tucking a gun in their waistband and lifting their shirt to expose the weapon meaningfully.”

    Jan Burmester –
    Forest Ecologist

  • “It’s a tragedy that they’ll never know how cool they look holding a gun.”

    Sebastian Alvarez –
    Vine Pruner