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Report: Iowa Issues Gun Permits Blind People

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If you’re blind and living in Iowa, you can’t get a driver’s license — but you might be able to get a gun.

An interesting report in the Des Moines Register over the weekend delved into an unusual gray area in the state’s gun policies, which have allowed some blind residents to get concealed-carry permits.

Under state law, Iowans must file applications with their local sheriff’s department to get licenses for acquiring handguns and for carrying weapons in public.

The permit to carry weapons requires a handgun-training course — which can be completed online, the Register reports, allowing blind Iowans leeway to legally carry without passing a shooting test.

Click here to read full story at LATimes.com.

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