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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An armed populace can't be controlled or, perhaps more importantly, owned.
It has to be April fools; the UN would probably love to disarm folks ready to collect pensions that don’t exist, it’s hard to believe they would actually put it in writing.
“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.”
Nah, I think the building could be made into great waterfront condos. The rest I’m ok with.
You need to read Agenda 21.
They have put lots of unbelievable things in that document, like killing off over 2/3 of the world’s population.
Current small-arms control treaty, with no mention of age or licensing. The issue came up in 1998, I think, but I can’t see that it was removed from the UN wish list.
So we can't fight back.
[Dr. Michael Betti from the John Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness embraced the UNs call to disarm senior citizens.]
This goof likely wants to disarm everybody. Let him start by stepping outside his hospital and disarming the gang bangers of D.C.
Same boat. Can’t move as fast but still able to “hit “ and run.
Ha. “I’m from the UN and I’m here for you weapons.” Riiiiight...
Since when has 55 been considered ‘elderly’. Just shows you what kind of twerps are writing this crap.
I did a search earlier on him and some of the others mentioned. I found no such individual. “John” Hopkins — typo, perhaps. I have found no verification for this article. Has anyone else? I don’t see that they have.
don’t know if you’ve seen this article, or if you can shed some light on it ... ?
In fact, I’ll save ya’ll the time and call it a hoax/April fool prank. I really liked that accompanying photo posted to their website.
Charlton Heston died 5 years ago, so I don't think he needs his firearms any more.
Hey Betti come to my door and try to take them.
I just saw the remake of Red Dawn. I said to my friend “Notice there are no old people” just the youngsters running through the woods fighting the enemy.
The way I figure it us oldsters have to hold down the fort and keep the bastards busy so the youngsters can get away to fight another day.
We will give them fits ! Especially when we get the keys to the armory.
xin loi, come and get it. Let them disarm the ME first beginning with Syria, Egypt, hamas, al fatah Go on now you ____ wads.
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