No one questions the legality of the permits, but some officials worry about public safety.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Here’s some news that has law enforcement officials and lawmakers scratching their heads:
Iowa is granting permits to acquire or carry guns in public to people who are legally or completely blind.
Here’s my favorite line:
No one questions the legality of the permits. State law does not allow sheriffs to deny an Iowan the right to carry a weapon based on physical ability.
Oh, I see. That explains it. But this is America, where we believe in open and informed debate.
The quandary centers squarely on public safety. Advocates for the disabled and Iowa law enforcement officers disagree over whether it’s a good idea for visually disabled Iowans to have weapons.
Right. This might actually be a great idea.
I mean, Harry Whittington probably wishes he’d been hunting with a blind guy instead of Dick Cheney…