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Iowa is issuing gun permits to the blind, allowing legally blind applicants to purchase and carry weapons in public. Under state law, a bid to deny a blind Iowan their Second Amendment rights due to physical disabilities would be illegal.Amendment rights due to physical disabilities would be illegal. “When you shoot a gun, you take it out and point and shoot, and I don’t necessarily think eyesight is necessary,” president of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa told the Des Moines Register. “If someone is attacking me, I’m going to be able to hear what they’re doing, and if I need to use the weapon, I’ll use the weapon,”Michael Barber added.

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