Sunday, September 8, 2013

Iowa Grants Concealed Carry Permits to Persons With Impaired Vision

[From article]
Jane Hudson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, who says blocking visually impaired people from the right to obtain weapon permits would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. That federal law generally prohibits different treatment based on disabilities.

The psychiatric industry insists that mental illnesses are the same as physical illnesses, and that insurance companies must pay for full coverage as they do for physical illnesses. The Human Services Industrial Complex (MA State Rep. Marie Parente's term) demands parity. Yet here is one more example of how alleged mental illnesses are not the same as physical illnesses. Mental illnesses are not illnesses at all but personal opinion masquerading as science, of Constitutionally protected speech and behavior that psychiatrists do not like or do not understand. The same Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 apply to persons accused of mental illnesses, as they do to blind persons. Discriminating based on disability is a violation of the laws.

Iowa grants permits for blind residents to carry guns in public
Sheriffs and advocates are divided on whether that's a good idea.
Sep. 8, 2013

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