Obama has been on a mission to ban guns in the U.S. since he entered office, and this week he is coming one step closer to this call with a plan that is being called the “largest gun grab in American history.”
Last week, we reported that the Obama administration was planning to ban Social Security recipients from buying guns. This plan is now set to become a reality, as Obama is preparing to announce that he will be banning Social Security recipients who “lack the mental capacity to manage their own disability payments” from owning guns.
According to Conservative Tribune, this could strip 4.2 million Americans of their Second Amendment rights. Under this plan, Social Security recipients “who have been declared incompetent to manage pension or disability payments and assigned a fiduciary” will no longer be able to own firearms.
In a typical Obama move, the administration is making this happen by fiat instead of undergoing the legislative process.
The Institute for Legislative Action, which is the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm, called this plan “the largest gun grab in American history,” and said it represented an “egregious case of bureaucratic over-reach.”
“The implications of this policy are too far reaching to fathom at present. Social Security is one of the more prolific and relied upon federal programs in American history,” the ILA said in a statement. “That Obama’s directive could so easily be implemented within the SSA suggests that bureaucrats could effectively cloak such a program in any agency within the growing leviathan that is the federal government.”
Congress has already sprung into action to destroy this rule, with dozens of congressman signing a letter to the Social Security Administration in which they warned them against “any steps to provide information on Social Security beneficiaries or Supplemental Security Income recipients to the (National Instant Criminal Background Check system).”
“Old age or a disability doesn’t make someone a threat to society. Having a representative payee should not be grounds to revoke constitutional rights,” the letter read. “This policy runs counter to the aims of the Americans with Disabilities Act … and would stigmatize seniors and people with disabilities and isolate them from society at large.”
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