[Nfbnet-members-list] FW: National Federation of the Blind Comments on Gun Ownership by Blind Individuals

Danielsen, Chris CDanielsen at nfb.org
Thu Sep 12 14:39:30 UTC 2013


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Gun Ownership by Blind Individuals

Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2013): In recent days there has 
been much discussion about whether blind individuals should be 
permitted to own and/or carry firearms.

The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest 
nationwide organization of blind Americans, understands that guns are 
dangerous weapons, and that anyone who owns, carries, or uses them 
must therefore exercise great care and sound judgment in doing so. 
Blindness has no adverse impact on a person's ability to exercise due 
care and good judgment.

State firearms laws must be applied in a nondiscriminatory manner to 
blind individuals. Recognizing that laws and regulations regarding 
the granting of permits to own and/or carry firearms vary throughout 
our country, our single position on firearms regulation is that a 
permit to own and/or carry a gun should not be denied to any 
individual solely on the basis of blindness.

For more information on our position, or for coordination of 
interviews with blind individuals who are experienced in owning 
and/or using firearms, please contact Chris Danielsen at (410) 
659-9314, extension 2330, or by e-mail to 
<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org.


About the National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, 
and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind 
people in the United States.  Founded in 1940, the NFB advocates for 
the civil rights and equality of blind Americans, and develops 
innovative education, technology, and training programs to provide 
the blind and those who are losing vision with the tools they need to 
become independent and successful.  We need your support.  To make a 
donation, please go to <http://www.nfb.org>www.nfb.org

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