Monday, July 20, 2015

Next assault: strip Social Security recipients of their 2nd Amendment rights

Even before the deal was done at the UN this morning, Obama has pen and phone readied to bypass Congress again...
HotAir: The President is not going quietly into that good night and lame duck isn’t on the menu as far as he’s concerned. Barack Obama’s next fourth quarter play seems to be an attempt to go around congress and restrict the Second Amendment rights of millions of Americans based on data in the Social Security system. Specifically, if you are someone collecting benefits who has their payments handled by another family member or third party, you could find your information being turned over to the feds and your gun rights suspended.
FN: The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others, according to the paper.

The language of federal gun laws restricts ownership to people who are unable to manage their own affairs due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease” – which could potentially affect a large group within Social Security, the LA Times reported.
So the basic assumption here is that if you are a Social Security recipient (read: an old person) and someone else handles the receipt and disbursement of your benefits then you must be … what? Incompetent? On the list of disqualifiers being cited here that seems to be the only one which would come close to applying. And based on that – even if there’s never been any question raised about you and you’ve never been so much as accused of a crime – your constitutional rights would be suspended. Well, that certainly sounds fair, doesn’t it?
That damn pen is his assault weapon!

By hook or by crook, the statists will never give up on taking one right after another away from the citizenry. So as it becomes clearer that Obama's supposed lame duck session is actually strengthening into an iron fist no thanks to feckless opposition, I don't suppose Republicans might want to actually FIGHT for us at some point?

Related links: Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security
Obama Announces Plans to Ban Guns for Elderly and Disabled Americans
UGH: Obama now trying to backdoor GUN CONTROL through Social Security

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