NRA Video Advocates Guns for Blind People, NRA Pulls Video

| by Michael Allen

NRA commentator Dom Raso uploaded a video on Monday that advocated guns for blind people, but the NRA pulled it today.

However, the gun control group Moms Demand Action made a copy of the video (below) before the NRA deleted the video from their online news site and YouTube, reports the New York Daily News.

“Every law-abiding, blind individual should be able to have whatever guns they want,” Raso states on the video.

"Do you think because they’re blind, they’re going to start shooting in every direction and kill everyone?" adds Raso. "Fact is, it’s been proven that people that lack vision have an increased awareness of their hearing and spatial surroundings.”

Raso also came up with an imaginary scary scenario in which a blind person would need to shoot a possible rapist or murderer.

“This video is not only disturbing but also misleading and they are using individuals who are visually impaired in a cynical attempt to further their extremist position on gun control,” Steven Rothstein, the former head of the Perkins School for the Blind, told the Boston Globe.

In the past, Raso has done NRA videos that compared gun laws to Jim Crow laws, and insisted the word "shooting" should not be used by the media to describe shootings, noted MSNBC.

Sources: New York Daily News, MSNBC, Boston Globe