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North Dakota’s own Carey McWilliams does both:

At 27, Carey McWilliams became the first totally blind person in the USA to acquire a concealed-carry permit. Despite weapons training during his ROTC years, McWilliams has faced opposition to his right to bear arms from both the media and public officials.

Once fervently against hunting, McWilliams now views hunting as a way to connect to a system greater than himself and cope with PTSD brought on by a recent violent dog attack. In his downtime, he carries a loaded pistol to the grocery store.

Blind-Concealed-Carry-GunThis guy passed NRA, ROTC proficiency so take that for what it’s worth.  Like he said, it’s not like there are problems with blind people doing mass shootings, or accidentally shooting others.

Holy that dog attack messed him right up.

Him and his wife seem like good people.  Good for him for jumping through the hoops to enjoy what the rest of us can.  As a person with eye sight the whole concept seems very strange to me, but he obviously enjoys the hobby/lifestyle, and has been safe up until this point so I fully support him.

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People keep telling me Ricky Gervais is so funny… I guess I just haven’t seen the good stuff with him:

My opologies the only “cut” video I could find was recorded with a ham sandwich dipped in Vaseline.

Piers-Morgan-Eyes-Closed-Mouth-Open-Ears-Offha ha ha.  

I really wish the Right to Bear Kinder Eggs (RBKE) was reinstated.

Apparently Piers was offended at that kinder egg / AR-15 joke *eye roll*:

Thoughts? Poor widdle Piers.

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In some cases equality maybe doesn’t make much sense:

Full Story over at The DesMoines Register.

LOL his wife is reading firearm safety rules at the start “Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction” … MMMmmmhmm he goes as he is fondling the muzzle with his hand.

0:40 – “If I needed to fire this… I can hear where people are, so I just simply point and shoot” <— Hmmmmm… yea that will end well. LOL

I don’t know what the solution is here… Iowa obviously can’t give every blind person 24/7 protection by issuing each one their own police officer.  However, it seems a bit irresponsible to give someone who CAN’T SEE the power to send lead in any direction at 1000+ ft/sec just because he may have heard a sound he didn’t like and got freaked out.

What’s this so called safety training he went through?  Oh and him and his wife are going to train at the range?  Wonderful, come to think of it that might be why there are so many holes in the roof, baffles, and target hangers at the ranges I’ve been to… blind people practicing.

Blind-Concealed-Carry-GunHows this for a simple test…  6 targets get put up at the range, 5 of obvious non-threats like mom and a baby, kid with a lollypop etc.. and one target of a thug. These targets switch places every 10 seconds.  If he can distinguish the thug one and hit ANYWHERE on the target from say 10ft away 10 times out of 10 he can have his permit.  Oh is that trampling on his rights because people who have vision don’t have to do that?  *eye roll* I hope someone doesn’t comment that.   I’m pretty sure the comment section of this post is going to be troll heaven…

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Adam

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Kansas legislators during the last session approved a number of changes to the state’s concealed carry law. One of them was that people who are renewing their license no longer have to take any sort of test to prove they’re still proficient with a firearm.

The changes also removed language from the law that gave the attorney general the right to deny applicants a license if they “suffer from a physical infirmity which prevents the safe handling of a weapon.”

Full Story – HERE

I know there is a difference between not seeing anything at all and being legally blind.  I’m all for equal rights, but if a person potentially can’t see what they are shooting at 100% of the time… giving them a gun sounds like a bad idea to me.

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Ten years ago, John was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle wreck, leaving him 95 percent blind.  While some people may see John’s blindness as a handicap, through these doors he’s just another one of the guys.

John’s pistol is equipped with special sights, and he memorizes the locations of the targets. He’s shot in International Defensive Pistol Association, or IDPA matches, at ranges from Alaska to Ada, Paris, and Sherman, for more than a year.

Full Story – HERE

Good to see that his handicap isn’t stopping him from doing what he loves.

Hat Tip: Say Uncle

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