I have a 32 year old son who is blind. He has a good friend who is also blind. His friend is a member of the NRA. He owns 2 pistols and 2 assault type rifles. He loves to go target shooting. I have taken both him and my son target shooting 3 or 4 times. They both enjoy it. When they go shooting they have an instructor with them to assist them. Sam’s friend is very knowledgeable about firearms. If I were ever to purchase a gun I would seek out his advice. My son’s friend immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam back in 2000. One of the reasons he is so passionate about the second amendment is because of his and his family’s background from a communist country. He sees (ironic) the slippery slope of gun control legislation. I say all this to ask a question. Should a visually impaired person have the right to own a gun? In my own circle of family and friends that know about Hien’s gun ownership, quite a few don’t think he should be able to own a gun. I’m curious what the thoughts of others on RR are with regards to this question.Sometimes it seems the discussion about firearms runs parallel with cars.
Something that has become so integral to society that its necessary, yet once abused becomes a terror to that very society.
The main difference between cars and guns, is that cars (horse an buggy) are not included in our Constitution as a means of protecting a free society.
Even the Pennsylvania constitution states firearm possession is not even a question.
It is needed if for no other reason than to protect us from our own government let alone some other invading tyrannical power.
But like anything, man will corrupt the use of needful things. Even now the regulations for truck drivers hauling fuel or other hazardous materials continue to grow as needed for the safety of the public.
I expect it will be that same premise that drives legislation for firearms.
These days its very difficult to take driving privileges away from somebody,
though I suspect we have seen numerous individuals who should be banned from US roadways.
But there is a mechanism for doctors to suspend licenses. There are crimes - DUI - that have consequences.
Its not a perfect world, but we can come up with ways to increase the protection of society,
and still maintain the checks and balances of an armed society vs a dictatorial government.
We will never eliminate this horror of abused responsibility, we cannot even stem the flow of fentanyl...
But we should be able to reduce the occurrences.
I guess it takes a resurgence of the notion of Loving your neighbor, and being your brother's keeper.
But then that is a Christian responsibility, and when such ethos is rejected by society,
well, you get what you (the majority) vote for.