Monday, December 11, 2006

Legally Blind? Well, that shouldn't stop you from hunting!

Well, at least not in Texas. Under Texas law, legally blind people are allowed to hunt under the supervision of a sighted person. However, no hunters are allowed to use laser sights. Apparently the light makes the animals stand still while you shoot them. Where is the sport in that? Well, Rep. Kuempel thinks that the legally blind should be able to use such sights while they hunt (you must carry proof that you are legally blind). Apparently there is some powerful contingent of legally blind hunters in Texas and he is taking up their cause. I had no idea. The Texas Concealed Handgun Association supports this legislation (no doubt other organizations will as well). What this has to do with your right to carry a concealed handgun in Texas I have no idea. I'm just glad that the our law makers will be taking up this and so many other important issues next session.


mad said...

Blind hunters couldn't possibly be as bad a shot as Dick Cheney, heh.

Hey, did you see Tom Delay's blog? I heard they took it down after 75 minutes because so many people had posted obscene comments.

pineapple said...

I considered making a Cheney joke, but I refrained. I considered the thought that his sighted supervisor was too drunk to help him out.

I hate that I missed tommy's blog. I would have left an obscene comment, too. I guess I will just have to post obscene blogs about him instead.