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Blind Texas Gun Laws- Would you pickup a gun and hunt if you were blind?

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Visually impaired Texans, grab your rifles! State Representative Edmund Kuempel has introduced an amendment that would allow blind people to hunt game using laser sights (not even Cheney could miss!). Currently prohibited, such sights would greatly assist the guides of blind sportsman to aim and say when to shoot at the animals. According to Kuempel, a Republican from the San Antonio area, "this opens up the fun of hunting to additional people, and I think that's great." While few people would argue that the visually impaired aren't entitled to enjoy life to its full extent, is allowing them to shoot guns in public areas really such a "great" idea? If the measure passes, as expected in 2008, should we anticipate similar legislation allowing blind people to compete at auto racing?

Would you pickup and gun and go hunting if you were blind, where is the limit?
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FTL apparently has a gun, and is there any question about him being blinded by his partisanship?

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Blind CEO Competes in Car Race

Sharlyn Ayotte, president and CEO of T-Base Communications competed in the MIRA Foundation annual car race for blind participants, (Défi-Vision), in Granby, Quebéc on June 16, 2006 to help raise funds to benefit the blind community.

With over thirty participants, each car had a blind driver aided by a sighted co-pilot in an attempt to achieve the 10 required laps. Ayotte sat behind the wheel guided with auditory instructions by sighted navigator Dan Whall, Director of Operations for T-Base, around the oval course at 40 km per hour.

"As participants, I think we redefined the buzz phrase ~ Risk Management" jests Ayotte. "It was an exercise in trust, providing both Dan and I as members of the T-Base executive management team, with an interesting training forum in the timely execution of decisions!" adds Ayotte with a chuckle.

The annual event is accomplished with the assistance of a group of dedicated volunteers in an effort to raise much-needed funds for the MIRA foundation enabling blind and partially sighted people to receive guide dogs free of charge.

"It was all over after about five of the ten mandatory laps for us... we hit the outside wall, popped the hood, ricocheted across the track, and went through the inside cement wall. There was no fear or hesitation, only the exhilaration of driving," reports Ms. Ayotte.

"On a serious note, I was pleased to support the MIRA Foundation in their fundraising efforts as a recipient of Bizet, my MIRA guide-dog and trusted friend", says Ayotte.

The MIRA Foundation was established in 1981 with the objective of bringing greater autonomy and facilitate the social integration of people with visual, auditory and physical disabilities by providing them with dogs that have been fully trained to accommodate each individual's needs of adaptation and rehabilitation.

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OK - so we drive blind - we don't SHOOT blind :-)
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OK - so we drive blind - we don't SHOOT blind :-)
Yes, but some of us shoot IN a blind.......

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And this will affect, what, ten people total?
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Yes, but some of us shoot IN a blind.......
Yeah - but in the states that means a MAC9 and tinted windows ...
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Yeah - but in the states that means a MAC9 and tinted windows ...
You must be thinking about Detroit.............

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