Saturday, 9 November 2013

Dirty Harry & The Disability Act

US-American states differ in their rules governing gun permits. Kansas altered its laws three years ago to prohibit carrying guns to anyone "suffering a physical  infirmity which prevents the safe handling of a weapon" (via). Some, such as Nebraska and South Carolina, require applicants for gun permits to show proof of vision. Others, such as Texas, pass measures to help legally blind people hunt.

And Iowa permits visually impaired people to carry firearms in public (via). A state law passed in 2011 prohibits sheriffs from denying residents the right to carry weapons due to their physical disability (via). According to Disability Rights Iowa, keeping visually impaired individuals from getting weapons would violate the Disabilities Act (via). A rather irritating interpretation of disability rights ...

Music by Lalo Schifrin and Ennio Morricone


  1. Gunsmoke over my Saturday morning breakfast, how cool is that?!

  2. Flip! I shoot the teapot by mistake! No guns at breakfast, Karen!

  3. Lalo Schifrin! Forever! I was quiet all through breakfast. This Dirty Harry intro is a peacemaker in itself.

  4. This is one of those stories which is so bizarre and so wrong that I don't know where to start.

    Anyhow, thanks for the clips, Laura! :-)

    1. I know exactly how you feel ;-) Thank you, Kenneth!

  5. I've read about this. Weird, on so many levels.

  6. Cool posting, Laura!

  7. I completely overlooked this story! Thanks, Laura, indeed weird :-)