Skip to comments.Kansas law change may allow even blind to carry concealed
Posted on 02/14/2011 4:26:08 AM PST by marktwain
In the state of Kansas, to carry a concealed firearm you need a gun preferably something that fits nice under your jacket, in your pocket or perhaps in your purse.
You also need a license, the states seal of approval that you can hide a firearm on your person.
Whats less clear is whether you need eyesight. It certainly is suggested, unquestionably helpful. But following a change in state law, it is no longer clear whether it is required.
Kansas legislators during the last session approved a number of changes to the states 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 theyre 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.
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EEK give a blind person a gun.???
Just hope I’m not around if that person wants to fire his gun then.EEK
How/where does a blind person practice or improve their marksmanship? I don’t know of any range that would allow a blind person to use their facility.
If the left didn’t use clauses like this to deny permits to legitmate applicants, then they would not need to be removed. I would rather depend on the common sense of the blind than the common sense of a liberal bureaucrat.
How ridiculous can the LEFT get?
The LEFT assumes you have NO COMMON SENSE.
Next the LEFT will claim paraplegic, those paralyzed from the waist down and those without limbs will be able to have guns and SHOOT them too!
That cutie pie has more sense than a LIBERAL!
Another example of the old adage: “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe when the Legislature is in session.”
From the same people that put braille on the drive up ATM, I ‘spose.
no idea but I don’t want to be around when a blind person starts shooting.
It would be like the wild west again.
Near me in this town we have the FL death and blind school.
The schools has hundred of blind people.
Not sure of KS has a college like that. but
Now imagine on campus when a shot goes off and hundreds of blind people get their guns and start blazing thinking that it is their life in danger even if it is not because they can’t see what is happening.
LOL It’s totally nuts
LOL, They do. They really have braille at the ATM drive thru.
How exactly is the blind person supposed to be driving to get there? LOL
I grew up a neighbor kid who was blind. Boy, talk about being lousy at hide and go seek............
I reckon if you were a blind passenger and the driver backed in...?
A person can be “legally blind”, with vision bad enough that they can’t read documents or drive, yet still be more than capable of shooting an assailant. Keep in mind that most violent assaults occur at arms-reach distance.
“FL death and blind school.”
That’s what I first thought of when I read the headline...not fully blind people.
How could they identify their target and know who their shooting at? Over even get anything beyond a vague "He's ovah' there! I think!"
LOL so in order for the blind person to use the braille the driver would have to back in thus probably causing an accident just so the blind person can use the braille ATM.
Here we have I think the biggest campus for deaf and blind in the country so obviously I see many death and blind every day in town but I’ve never noticed the ATM’s having this but I will be looking next time .
The world has gone mad, Homosexuals and cross dressers allowed in the military basing sexauly preference for civil rights now.
Braille at the drive thru ATM
What’s next deaf people working for the NSA listening in on calls?
The world has gone mad I tell ye gone mad
(At about 1:25)
The reason is that I might find myself having to fight without my glasses (either from them being knocked off at the start of the fight or being surprised while sleeping) and it's good to practice such scenarios.
LOL, you noticed that.
That.s what it will be called if the hundreds of blind get shooting their guns.
not the deaf and blind but the death and blind
I wonder if they will have handicapped ramps on the trains that whisk us all away in the not so distant future?
Besides, you know those are just evil little inanimate objects just sitting around awaiting their opportunities to jump out, go off, and shoot innocent bystanders!
My favorite is at my gym. There’s a sign on the wall that says no males over 3 allowed in the woman’s locker room and then under that it’s in braile. Think about it.
What on the new obama high speed train which cost the tax payers billions, no one used it so the Govt thought of whisking us all away because Govt health care said we’re getting too old unless you’re an elitist DC champagne socialist .
It ‘s like the loons have taken over the asylum.
Blind midgets! Sneaky little bastards, ya know?
Actually...I really liked this part better...I LOL’ed for real...my mind was imagining blind zombies driving around looking for an ATM.
“so obviously I see many death and blind every day in town”
I’m sorry for teasing you...my sense of humor matures after coffee...and I have not yet turned on my coffee machine. :)
So what if the law doesn’t codify what nature does? Should we pass a law saying dead people can’t breathe? Unless there’s shown to be a rush of blind people shooting people, where’s the problem here?
The loons have indeed taken over...
Think about it from the woman’s point of view, a 300 lb naked blind guy bent over drying his feet is not something they may want to see either.
prepare for the worst, and pray you don’t need to use the skills...a good plan. I’d be proud to target shoot with you, even sans glasses. :)
I hear that there is a radio host who is all-but-deaf. Amazing. He has 'worked around his limitations'. And when his run is complete, he will have transcripts of the most popular radio show ever - an amazing resource.
Chad LawhornVery cute 'Chad' (how's it hanging anyway?)
Kansas law change may allow even blind to carry concealed
But there's 'Blind' and then there's 'Legally Blind'. And the two are not the same. But you prolly know that, huh 'Chad'. (you're not pregnant are you?)
A 'Legally Blind' person can drive with corrective lenses (Glasses for those in Rio Linda). So why should that person be denied the Right to defend himself, or family? At close range he'd be able to use a handgun just fine, especially one like 'The Judge'. At home he could use a Shotgun, which doesn't need much aiming. Pointing usually works just fine.
So..... Whatta ya think about that, 'Chad'? (btw, do you have dimples?)
'Chad' jokes now /off
I have an old friend who is 'legally blind' and can legally drive.
So you have to take classes before you're allowed to die? Or are they classes to learn to do a good job of being dead?
I don’t want to think too long about “death and blind school.”
Whether you are serious or not, this is exactly the response the media and the gun banners are looking for. And it is their strategy to use fear of silly exceptions to the rule like blind people with guns to destroy concealed carry.
Can someone pull up a photo of Ray Charles in “The Blues Brothers?”
They're blind, not stupid.
coincidentally, I’m listening to my local police scanner this AM. A call goes out to check a home burglar alarm. The dispatcher says, “homeowner is visually impaired, armed, and can’t tell the difference between an officer and a civilian.” How’d you like to be the one answering that call?
Marksmanship training can take many forms.
I'm really not being ugly but the frist thing that came to mind was the movie “Men In Tights” when Robin and his men were fighting in the palace and one of his men, who was blind, was fervently wielding his sword and fighting a wooden post which he was chipping away to nothing. (I promise, it was really funny, you just had to see it).
However, concealed carry does not just apply to firearms, at least in the state laws that I have seen. It applies to any weapon, which is otherwise legal, and which is illegal to conceal.
A large knife or taser might fit into that category and be very helpful.
If a blind person wants to have a gun for home defense, I'm fine with that, but I just hope the deaf meter reader is careful.
That being said, there are varying definitions of "legally blind", I believe.
I like to leave my guns in the care of my SUV. I get a two-fer that way. Sometimes I leave a pack of cigarettes in there too, to get a three-fer. :-)
I would make a point to drive up with my cop-car lights flashing, toot my cop-car siren from the driveway, and announce over my cop-car loudspeaker that this is the police, and we're checking the alarm. Yes, we'll wake up the neighbors, but it will ensure that nobody around has any doubt that the person coming up to the door is a cop.