Skip to comments.UN Arms Trade Treaty Calls for Disarmament of Persons 55 and Older
Posted on 04/01/2013 7:11:44 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Individuals 55 and older would lose their right to keep and bear arms under a provision thats expected to be included as part of a comprehensive United Nations Global Arms Trade Treaty.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke about the impetus behind the controversial measure at press conference over the weekend in New York City, the site of the final negotiations between the 193 Member States.
Regulating the international transfers of both weapons and ammunition is a key component of a robust arms trade treaty, as is limiting civilian access to small arms and munitions, said Ban Ki-moon.
Theres an emerging consensus that certain groups should be restricted from possessing conventional arms, certainly those who fuel conflict, arm criminals or violations of international humanitarian or human rights law are at the top of the list, Ban Ki-moon continued.
But also, the international community believes segments of the population that present a danger to themselves and others, chiefly individuals deemed or adjudicated mentally defective and persons with attenuating cerebral faculties, should be added to that list.
Simply put, the UN believes guns dont belong in the hands of the elderly, said H. Michael Chase, an attorney for the human rights watchdog group.
Pools of research show that a significant majority of gun-related suicides, accidental shootings, non-fatal negligent discharges are perpetrated by persons 55 and over, Chase said.
Along with the mentally ill, preventing those who are advancing in age from gaining easy access to firearms is a common sense way to save lives, concluded Chase.
Dr. Michael Betti from the John Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness embraced the UNs call to disarm senior citizens.
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For me the answer is: No way in Hell, Molon Labe!!
April Fools, right?
lol, ya won’t have to worry about it after Obamacare really kicks in. The number of old people will decrease quickly.
Any time a gun grabber starts babbling about “common sense” you can be reasonably assured it makes no sense common or otherwise. I’ve read the 2nd Amendment a few times and it doesn’t mention age. They can have my guns when I run out of ammo.
The older I get, the less I have to lose. At 20 I may hesitate to go against an oppressive government, at 60 I may not.
The UN are fools every day.
So they want to disarm the unindoctrinated.
If that boat just had not sunk.
“April Fools, right?”
No more shotguns for Plugs.
You can still beat them with the iron bar.
Disarm those over 55 but allow gang members, illegals and other criminals to keep their guns.
The world has gone insane!
I have a better idea. Drag everyone out of the UN building by their hair to a place of execution, demolish the building, and scatter the organization to the four winds.
Why? Why are we limiting civilian access to small arms?
Then salt the earth.
If I were dictator for a day, I’d evict the UN from every square inch of United States territory and pull the US out of that evil organization.
I ain’t buying it. There is only TWO mentions of it on the web: Here, and the source article. It’s an APR1 deal.
I can’t stand this today!
Everybody is trying to out do the last one.
I think I’ll avoid reading FR today.
This doesn’t even rate a reply but here I am replying anyway.
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
**** the un... Molan Labe... bring body bags!
Pol Pot’s army was made up of youngsters. Those kiddos excercised great judgement when using their arms. /S
Why drag anybody? The asshats picked the wrong targets on 9/11. They don’t realize that the un is a bigger threat to the freedom of the world (not that radical islamists care about freedom) than the US will ever be. NOW they’re pissin’ me off. Who (rhetorical) gives a crap what spankee da moon has to say? He lives in the lap of luxury with armed security. No worries for him eh? Well, guess what spankee. Most of us are our own security so, no you can’t have my weapons. That is if I had/have any.
If those over 55 aren’t fit to have firearms, then they aren’t fit to have positions in government.
Those 55 and older should be given land mines, bouncing Bettys and claymores. Older folks have the time, patience and experience to skillfully plant things and engage in complex home remodeling.
"The optimal self-defense posture for seniors would include such items as a rape whistle or high-decibel air horn, quick-strike road flares, an electronic medical alert system, a cellular telephone with a large display, morphine injections, neon or glow-in-the-dark armbands, a mesh vest, a pith helmet with flashing headgear and a solar-powered radio, said Dr. Betti."
They cite "Dr. Michael Betti from the John Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness". While I can find the Center, I cannot find ANYTHING on a Dr Betti (or Bette) associated with it. My vote is that it's April Fools
And I, at 74, have selected my targets of opportunity!!!
“...General Ban Ki-moon ...”
Related to the moon beam governor of kalifornia....
Yes, Guns.com is pranking you and making up Ban-Ki-Moon quotes. Really?
I, for one, would like to see the citations for the “pools of research” that form the basis for this absurdity.
I think what they really mean is that they fear the OFF (Old Fart Faction - TM) of the American society - the ones of us who remember what freedom really is and have nothing to lose in coming to its defense.
May I suggest that Mr. Ban Ki-moon take his “treaty” and the rest of the UN and move the whole thing to North Korea and then let the North Koreans foot the bill for running this commie/socialist/facist organization. The vacant UN building in New York could then be turned into low income housing. Think Cobrini Green East.....It would be an improvement over the present tenants.
Where can I buy the pith helmet with flashing headgear? I want one of those.
You left out store spent nuclear fuel at the site, but other than that I agree
At 80 you know damn well I won't!!!
At 66 I won’t think twice bout killing those bastards.
“They can have my guns when I run out of ammo.”
Permission to use the above for my tagline.
I’ll take the morphine.
Pith on them.
LOL...That would work too.
Who was it that put dinner plate in the street?
It seemed the tank crews became reluctant to drive over any of them when they found out a fraction of them were covering landmines.
It seems the tank crews were also reluctant to step outside to find out which ones, as every plate flipper got shot...
Stopping abortions is a better way to save lives, you moron.
People 55 and over have a far better sense of history and would be the first to defy people like Chase. That's why they are being targeted. Young people are already "educated" to the ways of The State and will be more compliant.
Don’t forget the bayonnette... :-)
Gadzooks, Jim Carry's dream comes true! Chuck Heston and I... will be disarmed!
Lets just get out of the UN and then kick them out of the country instead.
Disarm the Alarm List? Then how would the Old Men of Menotomy have captured Lord Percy’s supply train? Nay, the founders would never allow this.
I am against all this. However, it seems strange to take all guns from 55 and above when most shooting occurs from 15-40. Again against all of it but again the government (I guess World Government now) doesn’t even have a clue on reality.
The older I get, the less I have to lose.”
...agreed! At 54, I’m much more aware of my freedoms and liberties and how fragile they are and a whole lot more protective of them.
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