Bill Allows Sightless to Hunt With LaserBy Watson, Jimmy; Shreveport Times,
Publication Date: January 5, 2011
Article features a law passed in the state of Louisiana which allows visually impaired individuals to hunt using a gun equipped with laser. HB 39, signed into law by the Governor of Louisiana, authorizes the use of laser scopes by visually impaired hunters while hunting with a sighted partner. Prior to the law, sighted hunters were obligated to look over a visually impaired hunter’s shoulder to try to gauge whether the rifle or shotgun was properly aligned to make a clean shot. The law stipulates that hunters using laser scopes have 20/400 vision or lower. According to the National Rifle Association cited, allowing the use of laser sighting devices will provide visually impaired hunters a far greater degree of certainty and result in higher success rates.
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