Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Shooting Bambi Just Got Easier

Hmm, always knew those Texans were just a little bit coo coo, but this pretty much seals the deal, eh?

There is actually a bill filed for the 2007 legislative session that would permit legally BLIND hunters in TX to use laser sights, or lighted point instruments. See, blind people like to hunt, too. You shouldn't discriminate against them and tell them, gee, I don't know, don't shoot a gun if you can't see what you're shooting at. No, no. Instead, let's do everything possible to make it easy - and fun! - for them to shoot guns at stuff. And hey, as an up side, you don't even need to wear one of those neon orange vests that clashes with everything you own when you hunt with a blind person. Doesn't mean they won't kill you, just means your outfit will be a little better color-coordinated.

The use of laser sights, spotlights and headlights is currently prohibited in all Texas hunting because it can make animals stand still as the light shines on them. In other words, it gives Bambi no chance to get away from being shot to death. But hey, let's not lose sight (heh) of what's important here!! Blind hunters should get the thrill of killing animals, too. And, the more the helpless the animal the easier for them to be killed by some guy who can't see shit.

Now, Rep. Edmund Kuempel, the author of this little brainchild bill, would like to assure Texans that the current requirement that visually impaired people are allowed to shoot only with the aid of a sighted person will still stand even if the bill passes. Whew, good to know. I was a little worried this was some crazy legislation that would actually allow a blind person with a gun to just go around shooting things he can't see with the excuse that he thought he was shooting at a deer...hmm, wait a minute, that's EXACTLY what's going on here.

I'll be very interested to see if this bill passes. Kind of like a "stupidness" gauge. If it passes, Texans are stupid; if it doesn't pass, Texans are a little less stupid. (Hey, THEY elected this genius asshat in the first place!)


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