All symbols of World War II. The disfiguring nature of some of the wounds sustained in combat meant amputations and, subsequenly, wheelchairs for the survivors. Also, and perhaps more importantly, the most famous wheelchair of WWII belonged to American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was stricken with polio at a young age. Tickertape, a kind of thin paper strip used in displaying stock prices that were transmitted over telegraph, was a popular ingredient in confetti, because of its size and ease with which it could be shredded. Guns is pretty self-explanatory.
From Positive Jam