The permit changes were pushed through at the end of 2010. Changes that would have made it harder for the visually impaired to obtain gun permits passed the state Senate’s Judiciary Committee in 2011, but never went anywhere. Then, in the state’s last session, the chairman of the committee put gun measures on hold—something he doesn’t expect to change in the upcoming 2014 legislative session, according to The Register.
In Michigan, for example, the blind can hunt with laser-sighted guns as long as they have a sighted adult aged 18 or older with them. (A blind woman there nabbed a black bear a few years ago.) Wisconsin and Texas have similar rules requiring sighted companions.