Austin, Texas (AP) – The Texas Senate has voted to allow some
hunters who have vision problems use a laser-sighting device,
sending the measure to Gov. Rick Perry.
The bill is authored by Rep. Ed Kuempel, a Seguin Republican who
collapsed at the Capitol on Tuesday night and was in stable but
guarded condition at a hospital.
Texas generally bans hunting with an artificial light, including
laser sighting devices. The bill allows disabled hunters to using
the laser device if they are assisted by a non-disabled hunter and
have a doctor or optometrist statement certifying the extent of the
Supporters of the measure say it will improve the shooters’
accuracy, reducing the likelihood the hunted game is only