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They want to start with the elderly

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Carl7650, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. Carl7650

    Carl7650 TS Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    I just got this in an email,,,,,so dont kill the messenger.
    At lease i got a couple of years to go.

    Guns to Be Banned for Elderly Staff Reports United Press International
    Washington Deputy Attorney General Designate David Ogdenis circulating a draft of an executive order in which, among other things, firearms possession would be severely limited to people over 60. An assistant to
    Ogden told us, It appears that in the sechanging times, it is no longer necessary to allow the elderly to be armed. With all of their physical ailments and increasing senility, to leave them in control of a deadly weapon would be ludicrous. While the Executive Order may sound too powerful, experts in Constitutional law state that it is not actually un-Constitutional. It's a question of wording. states Columbia LawProfessor, Dr.John Braxton. The Constitution forbids the Congress, that is, the legislative branch, from passing any laws infringing on gun ownership. The executive branch is not included in this proviso. As long as the Congress doesn't get involved, it's technicallya non-issue. The Justice Departmentwas tossing the idea of a gun ban for seniors during the Carter and Clinton Administration, but public opinion stopped these initiatives. Now, the Obama White House believes differently. An unnamed aide close to
    Ogden agreed to talk on the condition of anonymity. Clinton and Carter didn't have as much of a mandate as President Obama. They were both Southerners, and the Second Amendment was sacrosanct to their constituents. However, President Obama comes from a new sort of politics, where divisive issues like firearms do not apply to him. Quite frankly, it's a shame that no one has had the good conscience to have done this already. It's a simple process, and the majority of the American people will understand it and follow the law. The enforcement mechanism for this particular executive order has not been published. It is likely that the confiscation of weapons will be similar to
    Great Britain 's handgun ban, in which citizens willingly gave the weapons to police. It is expected that the executive order will be given around July 1, when senior-related gun deaths reach their peaks.The aide to
    Ogden stated: "For eight years you see the rolling back of regulation, and crime has skyrocketed. In fact,in
    Massachusetts alone, murders have risen 50% since 2002. Armed robbery has also risen dramatically. With such circumstances, we must act boldly.I can't help but ask, How much of this crime was committed by people over 60?
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Green Bay Wisconsin
    There goes a third of our club's membership.

    The shit just keeps coming. If there's only a tenth of the fire from all this smoke we are doomed.

    At pushing 70, you can guess my reaction to a knock on the door. Without hunting and shooting I have no life anyway.

    What happened to "I don't wasnt to take your guns"?

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