How does colour blindness relate to firearms?

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How does colour blindness relate to firearms?

Postby wacko » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:38 pm

Just wondering how/why colour blindness effects someones ability to operate a firearm?

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Re: How does color blindness relate to firearms?

Postby A.T.R. » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:59 pm

Depends.

Colour of your targets vs. colour of the dirtbag you're shooting at.
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Re: How does color blindness relate to firearms?

Postby wacko » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:40 pm

Thats helpful.

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Re: How does color blindness relate to firearms?

Postby wacko » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:36 pm

Fair enough, I suppose i am not that colour blind then. I just thought there may be a more technical reason.

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Re: How does color blindness relate to firearms?

Postby A.T.R. » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:22 pm

Traffic signals maybe, and light bars.
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Re: How does color blindness relate to firearms?

Postby Depot Web » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:46 pm

Are you asking why police forces test for colour blindness?

Colour blindness may affect how well one can give evidence. If you testify that you saw the assailant leave the scene in a green jacket driving a purple car and other witnesses said they saw a blue jacket and red car, the reliability of your statement, to say nothing of your credibility as a witness, may be called into question.

For a second example, what if you hear on the radio, "Be on the lookout for a red sedan," and you are unable to spot it as it passes right in front of you?
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Re: How does color blindness relate to firearms?

Postby PHB » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:17 pm

Depot Web wrote:Are you asking why police forces test for colour blindness?

Colour blindness may affect how well one can give evidence. If you testify that you saw the assailant leave the scene in a green jacket driving a purple car and other witnesses said they saw a blue jacket and red car, the reliability of your statement, to say nothing of your credibility as a witness, may be called into question.

For a second example, what if you hear on the radio, "Be on the lookout for a red sedan," and you are unable to spot it as it passes right in front of you?


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Re: How does color blindness relate to firearms?

Postby wacko » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:20 pm

I guess so. It is just that there are so many degrees of colour blindness. I could see how the court issue could come in, reasonable doubt.


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