UN Treaty to disarm people over 55 - UPDATESubmitted by fishyculture on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:18
OK, here is some "blowback" from internet censorship for you. This article was originally posted on guns.com. I normally try to track back to original sources, but my IP says I can't go to guns.com. A few folks below apparently CAN go view the original, and they are in agreement that this was an April Fools joke. So, I am not happy about being censored, but I am also getting sick of "April Fools" in the alternative media. I do not even bother to read things that day, and actually DID check the date on this best I could - April 2. Why, oh why, do people who fight for truth 364 days a year find it amusing to lie that one day? If something is a hoax or satire, it really ought to be PLAINLY LABELLED as such.
Thanks to the folks who caught this, and my apologies to everyone who has done a slow burn all morning over this with me. As if we did not have enough real problems... I TRULY regret any distress this caused, including the distress it caused me. I wonder if the author is chuckling twice as hard, his "joke" was so "successful."
"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.
“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."
I've been trying to warn you all that the "mentally ill" compromise would get to you. Do you believe me yet? Now you will be ASSUMED mentally ill just for turning 55.
"When they came for me, there was no one left to fight."