September 12th, 2013
08:52 PM ET

Iowa allows gun permits for the blind

Across the country, we're seeing a series of blows to gun control. In Chicago, gun owners will no longer have to register their firearms - putting an end to a policy that has tracked guns in the city for more than 40 years.

In Missouri, a controversial measure that would have prevented enforcement of federal gun laws nearly passed. A push to override the governor's veto fell just one vote short of approval in the state Senate.

And in Iowa, the legally blind can legally get a gun permit. State law says every Iowan has the right to carry a weapon - but what about safety?

CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront with the story.

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  1. penny Poehlmann

    as far as the Blind being allowed to carry a gun...My husband was a well trained Army Captain, and was a sharp shooter...he ultimately lost most of his eyesight and became "legally blind"..it was his well considered conclusion that he should NEVER shoot again...he said he would not be confidant enough with what sight he had remaining that he would not do more damage then it could possibly be worth...how anyone can think that having such limited sight should make them able to weild a firearm is ridiculous...to many problems with this idea...say NO ...

    September 13, 2013 at 11:51 am | Reply

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