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GayGuns
04-01-2013, 7:53 AM
UN Arms Trade Treaty Calls for Disarmament of Persons 55 and Older (http://www.guns.com/2013/04/01/un-arms-trade-treaty-calls-for-disarmament-of-persons-55-and-older/)

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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.
UN disarms elderly

http://www.guns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/5.jpg

PFC Agnes Agnieszka, 23, mans a machine gun next to a truck.

“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.

philobeddoe
04-01-2013, 8:08 AM
screwing with old armed men is a not a good idea, and a lesson I thankfully learned very young

penguin0123
04-01-2013, 8:10 AM
“There’s an emerging consensus that certain groups should be restricted from possessing conventional arms.."

Feudal lords said that thousands of years ago.

mikestesting
04-01-2013, 8:11 AM
April Fools? There's no way this article can't be an April Fool's 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.

penguin0123
04-01-2013, 8:23 AM
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PFC Agnes Agnieszka, [B]23, mans a machine gun next to a truck.

The caption might have pointed to the April fools thing too.

OleCuss
04-01-2013, 8:35 AM
The problem with this joke is that it really is all too believable.

But this was a good one. Actually had me going for just a little while!

GayGuns
04-01-2013, 8:39 AM
Is this a JOKE?.., seriously I dunn now.. there's several news / gun websites picked this up.. See Google search using the title (https://www.google.com/search?q=UN+Arms+Trade+Treaty+Calls+for+Disarmamen t+of+Persons+55+and+Older&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.yahoo:en-US:official&client=firefox)

The caption might have pointed to the April fools thing too.

OleCuss
04-01-2013, 9:08 AM
Actually, did you see where DrudgeReport got taken in?

Put up a story on using drones to deliver mail in France! And yeah, I've not seen confirmation that this was an April Fool's joke, but it simply has to be. I think this was the original report: http://tinyurl.com/czzxqdw Even the French can't be that dumb.

GayGuns
04-01-2013, 9:39 AM
Actually, did you see where DrudgeReport got taken in?

Put up a story on using drones to deliver mail in France! And yeah, I've not seen confirmation that this was an April Fool's joke, but it simply has to be. I think this was the original report: http://tinyurl.com/czzxqdw Even the French can't be that dumb.


Hahah.. that funny. Then there's this one:

Maryland School Board Nixes “L” From Alphabet Because it Looks Like a Gun (http://www.guns.com/2013/04/01/maryland-school-board-nixes-l-from-alphabet-because-it-looks-like-a-gun/)http://www.guns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Letter-L.jpg

Bruce
04-01-2013, 10:22 AM
Never pick a fight with an old guy; 'cause if he can't fight, he'll just kill you. :oji:

clbshooter
04-01-2013, 4:32 PM
Don't F with me I will shoot 1st then ask you why you are in my home at 1AM. I don't care if you are too dead to answer, not my problem. And yes I am at least 62. :oji: :oji:

ja308
04-01-2013, 4:36 PM
Would drones deliver mail on sat?

sl0re10
04-01-2013, 6:04 PM
Feudal lords said that thousands of years ago.

Yep; another reason our revolution made sure to open that up to everyone...

RomanDad
04-01-2013, 6:06 PM
Midnight can't get here fast enough...

ojisan
04-01-2013, 6:12 PM
^ The dead of night will not stop the insanity...we are doomed.
:willy_nilly:

wjc
04-01-2013, 9:51 PM
220929

coryhenry
04-02-2013, 3:35 AM
This one is great!

Hahah.. that funny. Then there's this one:

Maryland School Board Nixes “L” From Alphabet Because it Looks Like a Gun (http://www.guns.com/2013/04/01/maryland-school-board-nixes-l-from-alphabet-because-it-looks-like-a-gun/)http://www.guns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Letter-L.jpg

CDFingers
04-02-2013, 5:24 AM
I've seen several threads on this Guns.com article.

It may very well be an April Fool's joke. There is no provision in the as-yet-unratified treaty about people over 55.

But we do see the article invent the idea.

Here is the "invention" quote:

>While Ban Ki-moon did not elaborate on what he meant by persons with “attenuating cerebral faculties,” a UN liaison with Amnesty International spelled it out in an interview with the Washington Post.

>“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.

(CDF): Here's how it breaks down: the language does not exist in the treaty draft, but an Amnesty International person, suspected of being anti gun, is allowed to invent an idea.

The web site does not bother to question the invention.

Ergo: it ought to be an April Fool's joke because only fools would believe it.

Critical thinking is your friend. If you engage just a few of the little grey cells, you will avoid flaming hair.

CDFingers

Kid Stanislaus
04-02-2013, 12:36 PM
That treaty will have to be confirmed by the US Senate and that's not going to happen. If BHO trys to implement it on his own he'll get shot down in the first court the case appears in.

taperxz
04-02-2013, 12:48 PM
Really not sure why this stuff is posted here. Its not real and has no relevance.

Wherryj
04-05-2013, 10:08 AM
UN Arms Trade Treaty Calls for Disarmament of Persons 55 and Older (http://www.guns.com/2013/04/01/un-arms-trade-treaty-calls-for-disarmament-of-persons-55-and-older/)

Snippet:

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.
UN disarms elderly

http://www.guns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/5.jpg

PFC Agnes Agnieszka, 23, mans a machine gun next to a truck.

“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.

Agnes is 23. Yikes, Father Time hasn't been kind to her.

Doheny
04-05-2013, 10:15 AM
Really not sure why this stuff is posted here. Its not real and has no relevance.

Knee-jerk reaction...happens all too often around here.