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Screen capture from "Firearms and the Blind" video.
Screen capture from "Firearms and the Blind" video.

By Nicole Lafond
The National Rifle Association has yanked a video posted to one of its websites this week that advocated for the right of blind people to carry guns.

The video, titled “Firearms and the Blind,” featured NRA commentator Dom Raso, who argued that a person doesn’t need to see to be able to fire a gun.

“Do you think you need to see where you’re shooting if someone is on top of you trying to kill or rape you, while their hands are slowly squeezing your neck and they're yelling ‘I’m going to kill you'? I didn't think so,” Raso said.

The video had been posted to YouTube as well as the NRA News website.

On Thursday afternoon, the YouTube video was gone, bearing only the message: "This video has been removed by the user." The page on the NRA News site where the video had appeared now showed the message: "404 Page Not Found."

An NRA spokesperson did not immediately respond to TPM's request for comment.

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