Alternative competency testing. It’s not “separate but equal” but rather cognizant of different abilities.
With self-driving cars a reality, the blind driving shouldn’t be an issue though. A few steps down from self driving that’s all.
Allow me to add a strange wrinkle: gun manufacture itself in the USA is amazingly unregulated. There is no agency with the power to do a defective gun recall.
So, at its very root, from manufacture to owner, it’s almost a perfect libertarian industry. You can’t depend on the safety of firearms nor is operational safety in mind either. It’s cavaet emptor from start to end.
I mention this because, from what I suspect is a libertarian POV (I’m not libertarian so I welcome correction), every aspect from manufacture to ownership should be entirely unrestricted.
So, mental illness, age, location, safety, none of these things would matter from a pure libertarian POV.
SO from what I suspect from their POV, if you’re 8 and want a gun, go for it. If you’re blind, be my guest. In a sense, it’s a perfect freedom for all – but… it’s also not.
The balance of right-to vs right-from is not an easy one and I’m grateful for Anne Sheridan for bringing up this difficult quandary.