For about three days, an official NRA website featured a video wherein a contributor offered a two-minute argument for arming the blind.
NRA News, a website under the NRA umbrella, has a section of 'commentator' videos – described by the NRA as "opinions on the hottest issues of the moment." Dom Raso, Navy SEAL and one of seven listed contributors, posted a video earlier this week about how blind people should have whatever guns they want. Every single blind person, all the guns.
"Every law abiding, blind individual should be able to have whatever guns they want," says Raso in his opening volley.
He goes on to explain that if you don't agree with that statement, then you "haven't thought it all the way through and you don't take your rights seriously enough."
Let's allow him to explain his stance.
"Do you think that because they're blind they're going to start shooting in every direction and kill everyone?"
"Fact is, it's been proven that people that lack vision have an increased awareness of their hearing and spacial surroundings."
Ok man, you've lost me. I think we call this the 'Daredevil' argument.
Check out the rest of the commentary below:
If the NRA had its way, you would not have just watched whatever it is that was. In fact, the organization yanked it off the NRA News site late Thursday.
Of course, three days online is more than enough time for the internet to make a backup.
Videos from 'commentators' often display a "this video contains the opinion of an NRA News commentator and does not necessarily reflect the views of other individuals or organizations" disclaimer, but even with that, the NRA decided that the 'give blind people guns' argument was a bit much – even for them.
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