Obama’s Gun Control Plan Features a ban for Certain Social Security Beneficiaries
January 5, 2016 11:02 am
President Obama’s latest batch of executive orders designed to violate the constitutional rights of millions of law abiding citizens and gun owners has a particular provision included in it that will make social security beneficiaries steaming mad.
Some will be banned from possessing firearms.
Hear that sound?
That’s the Second Amendment being gleefully run through a paper shredder.
The White House released a fact-sheet Jan. 4 which previews the executive gun control Obama will unveil Tuesday and one aspect of the new controls is the inclusion of “information from the Social Security Administration in the background check system about beneficiaries who are prohibited from possessing a firearm.”
On July 18 Breitbart News reported on Obama’s push to ban gun-possession for Social Security beneficiaries who are believed incapable of handling their own finances.
At that same time, the Los Angeles Times reported that a ban was being put together “outside of public view,” so all the details were not known. But the Times did know that the ban would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an unspecified “condition,” or “disease.”
The ban pertaining to Social Security beneficiaries is now tucked into the “mental health” aspects of Obama’s executive gun control.
According to the White House executive order preview:
Current law prohibits individuals from buying a gun if, because of a mental health issue, they are either a danger to themselves or others or are unable to manage their own affairs. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has indicated that it will begin the rulemaking process to ensure that appropriate information in its records is reported to NICS. The reporting that SSA, in consultation with the Department of Justice, is expected to require will cover appropriate records of the approximately 75,000 people each year who have a documented mental health issue, receive disability benefits, and are unable to manage those benefits because of their mental impairment, or who have been found by a state or federal court to be legally incompetent. The rulemaking will also provide a mechanism for people to seek relief from the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm for reasons related to mental health.
Beneficiaries who meet the criteria of “mental impairment” as demonstrated by a partial inability to handle their own benefits will be added to the National Instant Criminal Background System, therefore they will no longer be able to purchase a gun.
This, my friends, is big government absolutely running amok, caring little for the constitutional rights of citizens, and abusing their power and authority in order to push a radical agenda.
The right to own a firearm for self-protection comes directly from God, therefore, the government has absolutely no authority to infringe upon it, regardless of what their twisted ideology says.
Banning someone from owning a gun who isn’t a criminal or completely mentally incompetent absolutely goes against the original intent of the Second Amendment and is a measure that should be fought against tooth and nail.
The reason Obama is peddling this crap as executive orders is because there’s no way on earth it would pass in Congress, because it’s not what the American people want.
This is truly a bold, new step forward for tyranny in 21st century America.