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Will disarming elderly be next 'gun control' push?
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | July 20, 2010; 10:39 AM | David Codrea

Posted on 07/25/2010 1:47:00 PM PDT by Gondring

"With the 85-and-older population growing faster than any group in the country, gun ownership among the very old is increasingly a concern of adult children, who worry that elderly parents will commit suicide or shoot someone they mistake for an intruder," Dale Russakoff writes in The New York Times' "The New Old Age" blog.

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I've always and consistently maintained anyone who can't be trusted with a gun can't be trusted without a custodian. But even then, we need to ascertain the ability of the custodians to provide security care in addition to everything else.

We have an aging population. Many of us still have parents, others of us are starting to realize we ourselves aren't getting any younger. The decisions we are or will be faced with aren't easy ones. That means there is no one-size-fits all solution where we can just pass another "gun control" law and consider the problem solved.

We need to have this discussion in the gun community, to develop tools and resources to help us help ourselves and our loved ones.

Or we could just let government take over and make the best decisions for us.

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The Nanny-Staters are out to grab all rights from the elderly, not just RKBA.
1 posted on 07/25/2010 1:47:02 PM PDT by Gondring
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"With the 85-and-older population growing faster than any group in the country, gun ownership among the very old is increasingly a concern of adult children, who worry that elderly parents will commit suicide or shoot someone they mistake for an intruder,"

Lies, lies, lies......

2 posted on 07/25/2010 1:51:26 PM PDT by b4its2late (You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.)
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To: Gondring

As 2010 comes to a close, and as a great many elderly kill themselves so that their heirs can inherit an estate without worrying about estate taxes, we will hear some sad stories. And then the disarming of the elderly will appear quite sensible to some folks.


3 posted on 07/25/2010 1:51:41 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Gondring
“Concerned” adult children won't say anything to upset their parents out of a “concern” they may change the will. Sweeping legislation is needed to take the guns and keep the geezers out on the highway where they can't hurt anybody who has not consented to violent death.
4 posted on 07/25/2010 1:51:45 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Gondring

The elderly will no longer have a reason to commit suicide. The obama state-rationed health care, with Dr. Death at the helm, will be happy to kill them all. And the other good news is that President Death will do it without guns.


5 posted on 07/25/2010 1:52:13 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Gondring

They’re going to need guns to defend themselves against the Kevorkian brigades.


6 posted on 07/25/2010 1:53:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes... we’ll hear, “it’s for their own good” and “if only they hadn’t had access to a gun” and “they had no right to do that! They don’t own their lives..The State does!”


7 posted on 07/25/2010 1:55:56 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Come and get it!! Photobucket
8 posted on 07/25/2010 1:56:25 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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Shouldn’t we just let Obama Kare dispose of them?


9 posted on 07/25/2010 1:58:23 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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The elderly may need that firepower more than any other time of life as they may be looked apon as prey.


10 posted on 07/25/2010 2:01:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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The criminals in this Administration look at the elderly and disabled as prey.


11 posted on 07/25/2010 2:18:26 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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"While there are few reports of elderly gun owners shooting relatives or caregivers..."

The first thought that springs to mind is that they seem to be formulating a solution for something that's not any sort of a significant problem. LIBS!

12 posted on 07/25/2010 2:24:33 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I guess next it will be take away the sharp tools, medicines, etc.


13 posted on 07/25/2010 2:29:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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Oh no they won’t either.


14 posted on 07/25/2010 2:37:32 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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Best NEVER say you suffer any form of memory loss or depression to your doctor.

And you better start refusing to get on the scales.


15 posted on 07/25/2010 2:37:41 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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I’d say that the elderly are the LAST ones you’d want to try to take a gun from.


16 posted on 07/25/2010 2:37:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Gondring

Oh no they won’t either.


17 posted on 07/25/2010 2:38:24 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Gondring

Oh no they won’t either.


18 posted on 07/25/2010 2:38:24 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Gondring

MOLON LABE !!


19 posted on 07/25/2010 2:42:08 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: RedMDer

They’ll never take me alive!


20 posted on 07/25/2010 2:49:27 PM PDT by donhunt (Where does this totalitarian ashwipe get off telling me I can't chose for myself?)
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