Friday, December 15, 2006

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Thanks to New Yorker Jeff Meyerson for the link.

Bill would allow legally blind Texans to hunt | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "AUSTIN — A state lawmaker wants to make sure no Texan is left out when it comes to hunting, even if the hunter is legally blind.

Rep. Edmund Kuempel, a Seguin Republican, has filed a bill for the 2007 legislative session that would allow legally blind hunters to use a laser sight, or lighted pointing instrument. The devices are forbidden for sighted hunters.

Blind hunters would also have to have a sighted hunter along with them, but they could hunt any game that sighted people can hunt in the same seasons and using the same weapons.

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

Visually impaired people are able to shoot with the aid of a sighted person, he said."

2 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

This has been legal in Washington State for years. Of course, there are a lot of restrictions.

Bill said...

Unlike those liberal pussies in Oregon.