Seems like the fight to maintain our second amendment rights is paying off!
It has been announced that the Social Security gun ban has officially been removed.
The gun ban allowed the Social Security Administration (SSA) to absolutely strip second amendment rights from certain recipients.
Yes, this was the back door Obama had put in place to ban anyone with ‘mental health’ issues.
The SSA was allowed to investigate beneficiaries who needed help managing their finances and subjected to a broad mental health moniker.
Said moniker had everything from treatable (often temporary) issues like anxiety and depression. It also covered major issues like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
According to Breitbart: In light of the breadth of the mental health moniker, Duke University psychiatry and behavioral science professor Jeffrey Swanson observed that Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban targeted the “vulnerable” rather than the dangerous.
The Washington Post quoted Swanson’s explanation that the ban “[takes] away the gun rights of a large category of individuals without any evidence that they pose a risk of harm to self or others.”
So, a group that was vulnerable rather than dangerous was the target of the gun ban, and those whom the SSA singled out were liable to lose their Second Amendment rights without due process.
This would occur when the SSA turned gave names of Social Security beneficiaries to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System (NICS), thus barring those beneficiaries from buying guns.
The Senate and House voted to repeal the ban and President Trump signed the repeal.
Today, May 18th, 2017, the SSA’s announced:
We are removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rules, Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA), published on December 19, 2016. We are doing so because Congress passed, and the President signed, a joint resolution of disapproval of the final rules under the Congressional Review Act.