The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took the first step in rolling back a final rule made by the Obama administration that would strip some law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights.
Last year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) finalized a proposed rule to ban certain recipients who use a representative payee from owning firearms. House Joint Resolution 40, which passed by a 235-180 vote, was introduced to revoke the SSA order.
“The Obama administration’s last-minute, backdoor gun grab would have stripped law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Today’s vote was the first step in revoking this unconstitutional action.”
The measure will now head to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “We look forward to Senate action and President Trump signing this important legislation into law,” Cox said.