Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Guns for the blind

Are you blind? That's tough, it really is. But at least you can carry a concealed firearm in Kansas:
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.”

A spokesman for Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt — whose office oversees the concealed carry program — conceded this week that the office is uncertain whether it has the authority to deny a concealed carry license renewal for any physical reason, even if the applicant is blind.

I'm glad the NRA is looking out for everyone like this. I can't wait until I can get my own nuke. After all, nuclear weapons don't kill people, people kill people. And clearly, if you outlaw nukes, only outlaws will own nukes.

If we can't prohibit assault rifles with large magazines and "cop-killer" bullets, why can we prohibit nuclear bombs? I expect the NRA to get active on this problem immediately.

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