Guns To Be Banned For Elderly, firearms possession would be severely limited for people over 60.
United Press International
May 22, 2009
Deputy Attorney General Designate David Ogden is circulating a draft of an
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 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 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.