While Paul Ryan is having his hissy fit over Trump because “I don’t really know him” and takes a day out of the House’s overworked schedule to have his ego massaged, he does nothing to put together a bill to stop this nonsense. No you don’t have to be a threat to yourself or others, and there is no adjudication. No way of refuting the taking of your Second Amendment. Is this what we have come to?
The Social Security Administration has announced the details of a new rule that would bar many receiving federal disability payments from owning firearms.
“The Social Security Administration’s proposal doesn’t require an individual to be adjudicated mentally defective or to pose a risk to himself or others,” Lars Dalesiede, a NRA spokesman, said. “Instead they are set to strip away your constitutional rights just because you meet a set of criteria established by a group of faceless bureaucrats you’ll never meet. That puts thousands of Americans in the terrible position of choosing whether to pay their bills or give up their constitutional rights.”
The group called the president’s push for the new rule “embarrassing and shameful.”
The proposed rule is part of President Obama’s push to tighten gun laws while bypassing Congress. News of the plan to add some Social Security recipients to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, was first uncovered by the Los Angeles Times last summer and has faced fierce opposition from gun rights groups ever since. (There are additional targets.)
President Obama announced in January that he was officially ordering the Social Security Administration to start the process for implementing the rule.
Though Social Security’s rule limits the scope of those banned from owning firearms compared to the VA it would still potentially target a larger group of people. Tens or hundreds of thousands of Americans could be affected.
Bonus for you Paul Ryan. Our gal Hillary Clinton on guns. Maybe you would like to have her as President?
“I’m going to speak out, I’m going to do everything I can to rally people against this pernicious, corrupting influence of the NRA and we’re going to do whatever we can,” she said.
Clinton argued that the NRA has “so intimidated elected members of Congress and other legislative bodies that these people are passing the most absurd laws.”
“The idea that you can have an open carry permit with an AK-47 over your shoulder walking up and down the aisles of a supermarket is just despicable,” she said.