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Lawmaker aims to allow the blind to hunt
Tue Dec 12, 10:40 AM ET

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas lawmaker is aiming to allow the blind to hunt. Texas State Representative Edmund Kuempel has introduced a measure that would allow blind people to hunt any game that sighted people can currently pursue.

He hopes it will be passed after the legislature reconvenes in January though he does not expect it to come into affect until 2008.

"This opens up the fun of hunting to additional people, and I think that's great," Kuempel told Reuters.

The bill may find little resistance in Texas, where politicians of all stripes endorse hunting, which is wildly popular in the state.

Under the bill, blind hunters would be required to have a sighted hunter with them and would be allowed to use laser sights and other devices that are currently not allowed.

"A blind person can shoot a rifle by mounting an offset pistol scope on the side of the rifle instead of on top," said Terry Erwin, the Austin-based Hunter Education Coordinator with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

"This allows their companion behind them to peer over their shoulder and help them sight it, but the blind person can pull the trigger," he told Reuters.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061212/od_nm/blind_hunters_dc_2
 

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Lawmaker aims to allow the blind to hunt
Tue Dec 12, 10:40 AM ET

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas lawmaker is aiming to allow the blind to hunt. Texas State Representative Edmund Kuempel has introduced a measure that would allow blind people to hunt any game that sighted people can currently pursue.

He hopes it will be passed after the legislature reconvenes in January though he does not expect it to come into affect until 2008.

"This opens up the fun of hunting to additional people, and I think that's great," Kuempel told Reuters.

The bill may find little resistance in Texas, where politicians of all stripes endorse hunting, which is wildly popular in the state.

Under the bill, blind hunters would be required to have a sighted hunter with them and would be allowed to use laser sights and other devices that are currently not allowed.

"A blind person can shoot a rifle by mounting an offset pistol scope on the side of the rifle instead of on top," said Terry Erwin, the Austin-based Hunter Education Coordinator with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

"This allows their companion behind them to peer over their shoulder and help them sight it, but the blind person can pull the trigger," he told Reuters.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061212/od_nm/blind_hunters_dc_2
Our city motto is " Keep Austin Weird ". Need i say more?
 

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Most likely will be completetly guided hunts and probably on game reserves. Not really hunting IMO.
 

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Lawmaker aims to allow the blind to hunt
Tue Dec 12, 10:40 AM ET

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas lawmaker is aiming to allow the blind to hunt. Texas State Representative Edmund Kuempel has introduced a measure that would allow blind people to hunt any game that sighted people can currently pursue.

He hopes it will be passed after the legislature reconvenes in January though he does not expect it to come into affect until 2008.

"This opens up the fun of hunting to additional people, and I think that's great," Kuempel told Reuters.

The bill may find little resistance in Texas, where politicians of all stripes endorse hunting, which is wildly popular in the state.

Under the bill, blind hunters would be required to have a sighted hunter with them and would be allowed to use laser sights and other devices that are currently not allowed.

"A blind person can shoot a rifle by mounting an offset pistol scope on the side of the rifle instead of on top," said Terry Erwin, the Austin-based Hunter Education Coordinator with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

"This allows their companion behind them to peer over their shoulder and help them sight it, but the blind person can pull the trigger," he told Reuters.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061212/od_nm/blind_hunters_dc_2
So are they going to 'bell' the game? LOL! Damn, we are getting weirder and weirder, luckily Europe keeps the weirdest title.
 

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Most likely will be completetly guided hunts and probably on game reserves. Not really hunting IMO.
Nope--It's Texas liberals making sure everyone has equal rights. If people who can see can kill something, blind people should be able to too. Why deprive them of thier government given rights ?
 

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I don't think its a liberal thing, or a big damn deal. Stupid, yes, but not a big deal.
Oh I do---I think it's the eptiome of how ignorant "do-gooders" are. Save all the "victims" and let our country rot from mediocrity.
 

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couple of things....

a city inspector made me put braille on a drive through teller once

i totally like the image of Mr Magoo doing Hillary 5o cal or no

her preference------>:cat: :girl_hug:<------hillary
 

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