By Nick Lugo
Pro Gun Control
Against Gun Control
The Disabled Community Acts on the Debate
National statistics show that disabled people are more likely to be victims of crime than normal healthy people. Especially women with disabilities. They're targeted three times as often as others, while disabled men are at almost 6 times more at risk. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Hate crimes against the disabled increased last year by 67%, with 102 reported, according to the FBI." Majority of the disabled citizens can barely hold a gun upright, which is why the disabled community is trying to ban assault type weapons. "They're banning these weapons for arbitrary reasons -- because it has a certain grip or stock -- when in reality those are the features that someone with a disability like me needs to operate a firearm," said Scott Ennis, the president and founder of the Connecticut-based disabled firearm-owners group. Ennis, who's also a hemophiliac, suffered joint damage that makes it difficult for him to grip and shoot. Early reports in 2013 stated that Iowa was licensing firearms to blind owners who carry concealed firearms stirred controversy with some critics saying it wasn't safe, including the disabled executive director of Iowans for Gun Safety. By law, blind gun owners could already hunt, but with restrictions in Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Texas. Scott Ennis and other people follow the Second Amendment and insist that all U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms. Especially disabled citizens because they have an even greater need for weapons for self-defense. Scott Ennis also thinks that people who have any type of disability and pass the firearms test, have the right to keep their right of the Second Amendment.
Guns In School
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