President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill that rolls back an Obama-era regulation that allowed the Social Security Administration (SSA) to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of some Social Security recipients without due process of law.
The measure rescinded the Obama rule that empowered SSA bureaucrats to prohibit people who receive Social Security disability payments for a mental disability and have a representative payee handling their finances from purchasing or possessing a firearm. While many in the so-called “mainstream” media howled over the House and Senate vote saying it would give guns to the mentally ill, in truth the SSA rule was contrary to science, the Second Amendment and fundamental principles of due process; was unrelated to public safety; and cynically targeted a misunderstood, marginalized population.
The National Rifle Association, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and more than 20 mental health organizations had opposed the ban.
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