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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:25 PM

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Are you too old?

Tighter restrictions on gun ownership for those over 60

Guns to Be Banned for Elderly
Staff Reports
United Press International
Washington

Deputy Attorney General Designate David Ogden is 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 these changing 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 Law Professor, 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 technically a non-issue."

The Justice Department was 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."

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." Kevin Spacey: (The Usual Suspects)
5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:27 PM

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After I read it I thought, "This can't be true?". It just sounds too far fetched but then again alot of these people are not right in the head.

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." Kevin Spacey: (The Usual Suspects)
5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:34 PM

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This how the sneaky bastards that are pushing the gun limits start. Take an inch and end up eventually with the whole mile. I remember when they first tried to make us go metric! There was a lot of resistance and I am one of them. This is America and not any other country. I don't give a damn if every other country is metric, I really really don't. They changed the way we recognize the size motor I have in my truck. Now it's a 6.0, or 5.7 instead of the 350ci. My truck was claimed to be made in America. Chevrolet 2500HD 2006. Now most of the fasteners are metric. They are doing this like Walmart. If you don't give us what we want we'll go the end around and take it anyways. Anybody else tired of being blind sided?

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 22 weeks ago, 6:15 AM

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confirmed it, dollars to donuts, this is a hoax. The legal analysis is defective, and there is no Columbia law professor by the name given, that I can find.

I can just imagine the NRA and AARP reaction, if it were true. It would be HEADLINE news all over the Country.

If and when a Presidential executive order ever trumps the Constitution of the United States, we better be loading up all of our weapons, because that would mean we just had a bloodless revolution making the President a de facto monarch.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 22 weeks ago, 8:28 AM

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is a strong supporter and donor to Brady's Handguns, Inc. Don't look their way for help!

5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:09 AM

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on the other hand, my guess is they ain't gonna let any old farts like us get discriminated against, in a matter that involves basic rights, guns or no guns, because that would be the first chipaway of the Bill of Rights vis-a-vis old people, which in some folks minds could lead to "removal" of the right to LIFE!!!!!

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 22 weeks ago, 8:48 AM

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boem in own basis.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

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May as well face it sooner or later we will be all metric there simply slowly bringing the american WAY OF LIFE TO AN END.soon we ALL WILL HAVE A DICTATOR AS A LEADER NO MATTER HOW HARD WE FIGHT IT. RIGHT AMERCA BETTER WAKE UP OR IT WILL HAPPEN.

5 years 22 weeks ago, 4:59 AM

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Old people need the equalizing power of a gun more than young people do.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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