Report: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban


On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban.

The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15.

The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported:

The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the LA Times reports that a ban on gun possession due to inability to handle finances would be sweeping; that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an unspecified “condition,” or “disease.”

The Times notes that the finances of roughly “4.2 million” Social Security beneficiaries are handled by someone else.

As bits and pieces of the ban continued to be revealed over the following months, it was evident that Social Security beneficiaries who required help managing their finances were in jeopardy of losing their Second Amendment rights. An overview of the ban–provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA)–showed it was structured so that persons under mental duress and requiring help with their finances could be investigated by the SSA, then turned over to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to be barred from gun purchases.

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8 Comments on Report: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

  1. So when did Obummer prove he could handle finance. And how about Dems in Congress or senate, are they mentaly Competant.

  2. How about making it easier to incarcerate nutters in mental hospitals and insure that they stay on their meds after they are released? Thank the ACLU for making it next to impossible to keep people in need of medical care in mental wards. How many times has someone who was obviously mentally disturbed out and about after a short stay in a mental ward arrested for killing someone after being released because of fear of violating their civil rights?

  3. REPEAL LAUGHTENBERG AMENDMENT: misdemeanor domestic dispute of ANY KIND and someone can have their 2nd Amendment revoked forever. Fight anyone in any combination, NO PROBLEM, even ARGUE with someone living in your home? Constitutional rights taken away.

    STUPID REPUBLICANS thought they would appease women with this stupid slipped in amendment, NOPE, they hate you as they always did. Just repeal it so normal people can go hunting again, protect themselves.

    No Constitutional right should be permanently removed for a misdemeanor. Ever.

  4. The right to be armed is a natural God given right.
    The 2nd amendment doesn’t grant us the right to be armed. The 2nd amendment is a restriction on government power intended to prevent the government from infringing on the right to be armed. That, imo, is an important distinction to keep in mind.

  5. “multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness”

    shouldn’t this then effect the entire political class as well ?

    do we really want pelosi or schumer or watters or mcconnel or ryan walking around “armed” and dangerous ?

    you can’t gat any more intellectually challenged than our political class unless you start looking at the msm, can you ?

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