Skip to comments.Guns to Be Banned for Elderly (Is the story real or satire??)
Posted on 01/27/2009 5:13:49 PM PST by CedarDave
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.
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Comments as to veracity??
Make elderly people less independent, more fearful, and taking away their peace of mind. This is horrible.
Which state AG is this?
Seniors are apt to be assault victims anyway; to disarm them would be condemning them to death or disability.
I certainly hope it’s satire. This is ridiculous.
“”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.””
This obvious attempt to circumvent the Constitution should be taken very seriously by freedom loving people in this country. There is a dangerous notion embedded there; one that should be watched very, very closely.
It’s time to refresh the tree of Liberty, IMO.
Oh, darned, looks like we’ll have to have the armed insurrection start earlier than planned or we’ll run out of baby-boomers to man it.
It has to be BS
Barama wouldn’t target the elderly. He will disarm all of us equally
But, I have to assume this is satire. People do not automatically forfeit their rights when they reach 60. Well, maybe in an Obama world they do.
True or not I cannot comment upon. I can say that it is unconstitutional. Constitutional rights do not hinge upon age. The public welfare argument has to be predicated upon some imminent danger. The one dangerous elderly person with a gun is countered by the 99.99% that aren’t dangerous. If you apply that to other age groups, none of us get guns.
I have to think this is satire. But, with the bunch we have in power, who knows? The fact that I even consider the possibility that this could be true says a lot about our sad current state of affairs.
Uh...the BOR is not limited by any branch of the government.
This is one of obama’s Federal picks.
Satire - 2nd amendment, the most important amendment, BUMP!
As budgets tighten as more people hop aboard the freebie express, sounds like a solid plan to me.
As assistant attorney general for the civil division, Ogden was responsible for organizing the defense of the Child Online Protection Act, or COPA, an antiporn law that has been challenged by the ACLU in court for more than a decade with no resolution. His department also successfully defended the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ogden's biography at Wilmer Hale says only that he represents the "media and Internet industries, as well as major trade and professional associations," without listing details. The Justice Department, barring exceptional cases, has a duty to defend laws enacted by Congress.
Hey Dave..........I call Barbra Streisand on this. I’ve seen other “fanciful” articles from this source.
They won’t get me, anyway........I’m too far in the boondocks.
But I still say B.S.
So I thought. I posted a thread a couple of days ago where the new commuter railroad in NM has banned the taking of pictures out of windows while passing through Indian reservations.
Okay by me as long as I can keep my Bushmaster .50 semi.
Thanks, I'm inclined to agree. BTW here is another of their articles that could be classified as "fanciful":
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