Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban Goes On The Chopping Block
Last year, the Social Security Administration released proposed rulemaking on a disability-related gun ban in clear violation of the Second Amendment’s protections that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. In December 2016, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah finalized a new illegal SSA gun ban rule. Now, members of Congress are about to send it bye bye.
Congressmen Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the Senate have introduced resolutions to overturn Barack Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban.
Obama’s rule would troll the Social Security rolls and identify recipients whose checks were processed by a guardian. Once they were identified, their names would be put into the NICS system, and their guns would be taken away.
Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie, chairman of the House Second Amendment Task Force, described Obama’s rule. Massie told Gun Owners of America, “If you want to see how ruinous this policy will be to seniors, look at the over one hundred thousand veterans who have been stripped of their Second Amendment rights under a similar procedure through the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
“This ruling is yet another attempt to hurt gun owners and bypass due process,” Massie added. “Our seniors deserve better than that.”
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Emeritus Larry Pratt said, “In places like New York and California, with their gun confiscation programs, SWAT teams could be sent to the homes of Social Security recipients who were identified under the Obama rule.”
“This process was promulgated pursuant to the ‘NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007,’ which is also known as the ‘Veterans Disarmament Act,'” said Pratt. “Gun Owners of America opposed that bill because, as we predicted, it would legitimize gun bans against veterans, and would soon be applied to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid recipients as well.”
“Tragically, that prediction has now come to pass,” he concluded.
According to GOA, the passage of the Johnson/Abraham resolution in the House (H.J.Res. 40) and of the Grassley resolution in the Senate (S.J.Res 14) “will obliterate that anti-gun rule from the law.”
The bill is being passed under a special procedure called the Congressional Review Act. Those voting will be considered under special parliamentary rules and cannot be filibustered in the Senate. Therefore, they will need a simple majority vote in the House and Senate to push it to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.
Please take a moment and contact your representative and senators and urge them to support HJRes. 40 and SJRes. 14.