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UN Arms Trade Treaty Calls for Disarmament of Persons 55 and Older
Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 1, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry

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 that’s 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.

“There’s 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 don’t 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 UN’s call to disarm senior citizens.

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What are your thoughts? Should we hang em up after a certain age?

For me the answer is: No way in Hell, Molon Labe!!

1 posted on 04/01/2013 7:11:44 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

April Fools, right?


2 posted on 04/01/2013 7:15:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: EXCH54FE

lol, ya won’t have to worry about it after Obamacare really kicks in. The number of old people will decrease quickly.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 7:16:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 7:16:15 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 7:16:31 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The UN are fools every day.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 7:16:44 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: EXCH54FE

So they want to disarm the unindoctrinated.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 7:16:57 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: beethovenfan

discrimination


8 posted on 04/01/2013 7:17:20 AM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: EXCH54FE

If that boat just had not sunk.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 7:17:28 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“April Fools, right?”

Sadly NO.

:-(


10 posted on 04/01/2013 7:17:49 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: EXCH54FE

No more shotguns for Plugs.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 7:17:52 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: MtBaldy

You can still beat them with the iron bar.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 7:18:49 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: EXCH54FE

Makes sense.

Disarm those over 55 but allow gang members, illegals and other criminals to keep their guns.

The world has gone insane!


13 posted on 04/01/2013 7:19:23 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 7:19:57 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: EXCH54FE
“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.

Why? Why are we limiting civilian access to small arms?

15 posted on 04/01/2013 7:20:13 AM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, police, and David Gregory are exempt.)
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To: SpaceBar

Then salt the earth.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 7:20:32 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: BipolarBob

Bingo!...............


17 posted on 04/01/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 7:20:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 7:22:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t stand this today!
Everybody is trying to out do the last one.

I think I’ll avoid reading FR today.

(No kidding.)


20 posted on 04/01/2013 7:23:14 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: EXCH54FE

This doesn’t even rate a reply but here I am replying anyway.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 7:23:51 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: RedMDer
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

22 posted on 04/01/2013 7:24:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: EXCH54FE

**** the un... Molan Labe... bring body bags!

LLS


23 posted on 04/01/2013 7:25:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Pol Pot’s army was made up of youngsters. Those kiddos excercised great judgement when using their arms. /S


24 posted on 04/01/2013 7:26:02 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: SpaceBar

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.


25 posted on 04/01/2013 7:27:27 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: EXCH54FE

If those over 55 aren’t fit to have firearms, then they aren’t fit to have positions in government.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 7:27:31 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 7:27:59 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: EXCH54FE
You don't think this sounds like a joke?

"“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."

28 posted on 04/01/2013 7:28:05 AM PDT by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Sadly NO.

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

29 posted on 04/01/2013 7:29:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: BipolarBob
At 20 I may hesitate to go against an oppressive government, at 60 I may not.

And I, at 74, have selected my targets of opportunity!!!

30 posted on 04/01/2013 7:29:16 AM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: EXCH54FE

“...General Ban Ki-moon ...”

Related to the moon beam governor of kalifornia....


31 posted on 04/01/2013 7:30:16 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Yes, Guns.com is pranking you and making up Ban-Ki-Moon quotes. Really?


32 posted on 04/01/2013 7:31:42 AM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, police, and David Gregory are exempt.)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


33 posted on 04/01/2013 7:33:06 AM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Where can I buy the pith helmet with flashing headgear? I want one of those.


34 posted on 04/01/2013 7:33:36 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: SpaceBar

You left out store spent nuclear fuel at the site, but other than that I agree


35 posted on 04/01/2013 7:38:13 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: BipolarBob
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.

At 80 you know damn well I won't!!!

36 posted on 04/01/2013 7:38:17 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BipolarBob

At 66 I won’t think twice bout killing those bastards.


37 posted on 04/01/2013 7:46:12 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: MtBaldy

“They can have my guns when I run out of ammo.”

Permission to use the above for my tagline.


38 posted on 04/01/2013 7:46:55 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: deweyfrank

I’ll take the morphine.


39 posted on 04/01/2013 7:48:55 AM PDT by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Lazamataz
Yep, this one has the look of April Fools about it. Nonetheless, for all the other stupid stuff that the UN really does do, I say...

Pith on them.


40 posted on 04/01/2013 7:51:09 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Renegade
I'm 68 yrs old and in pretty good condition for my age. However, my marksmanship skills and other TTP (Read: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) have not deteriorated one bit. If they come for my guns they better bring the first team. Sadly there will be many widows on that day. Ooops, forgot, maybe even some widowers.
41 posted on 04/01/2013 7:54:25 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Sloth

LOL...That would work too.


42 posted on 04/01/2013 7:54:53 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: sergeantdave
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.

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...

43 posted on 04/01/2013 7:55:02 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: EXCH54FE
“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.

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.

44 posted on 04/01/2013 7:55:19 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: MtBaldy

Don’t forget the bayonnette... :-)


45 posted on 04/01/2013 7:55:40 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: EXCH54FE; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: UN Arms Trade Treaty Calls for Disarmament of Persons 55... and Older

Gadzooks, Jim Carry's dream comes true! Chuck Heston and I... will be disarmed!

46 posted on 04/01/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: EXCH54FE

Lets just get out of the UN and then kick them out of the country instead.


47 posted on 04/01/2013 7:59:47 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: EXCH54FE; Pharmboy

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.


48 posted on 04/01/2013 8:02:26 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


49 posted on 04/01/2013 8:06:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: BipolarBob

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.


50 posted on 04/01/2013 8:10:26 AM PDT by albie (s)
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