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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Obama to Ban Guns for the Elderly!

Guns To Be Banned For Elderly, firearms possession would be severely limited for people over 60.

Staff Reports
United Press International

Washington

May 22, 2009

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 for 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.."
> _______________________



HT: My brother who couldn't give a rat's ass about politics before this year. Wonder what changed and how he's voting. BTW, he is NOT a gun owner.

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