The Obama Regime continues its march to enact gun control via executive fiat.

Social Security moves to block the mentally ill from purchasing guns

(The Hill) – The Social Security Administration (SSA) is proposing to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI’s background check system.

The proposal, which stems from a memorandum that President Obama issued in 2013, would essentially block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns.

“Severe mental health problems”?  You mean like those who need some help managing their personal finances?  That doesn’t sound like a severe mental health problem, but rather a spending problem.  Nevertheless, it’s a reason the VA – and soon now the Social Security Administration – will use to disqualify those individuals from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

What’s next?  Those of us who mock the Global Warming farce will be disqualified from our First Amendment free speech rights as well?

There is no due process here to deprive an individual of their Constitutionally-protected rights.  But that doesn’t stop the anti-gun liberals in the Obama regime.

The SSA, which will propose the rule in Thursday’s edition of the Federal Register, says it plans to notify disability beneficiaries who might be reported and establish a process for them to appeal their placement in the FBI’s background check system.

The proposal is just the latest attempt by the Obama administration to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

Similar efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been met with controversy. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has accused the VA of reporting veterans to the FBI simply because they cannot manage their personal finances and must be assigned a fiduciary.

According to Grassley, 99 percent of the people the FBI prohibits from owning guns because they are considered “mentally defective” come from the VA.

Now, the SSA is proposing to take similar precautions with people who receive disability insurance because they are unable to work due to mental health disorders.

“It appears that just like the VA, SSA’s regulatory action will not require the government to first prove that the individual is a danger to self or others,” Grassley wrote last July in a letter to Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration.


8 thoughts on “OBAMA CHANGE: Social Security moves to block so-called “mentally ill” from buying guns”
  1. “What’s next? Those of us who mock the Global Warming farce will be disqualified from our First Amendment free speech rights as well?”

    They’re working on that too!

    1. Actually they want to put those who mock the global warming farce in prison.

      I think the term used was 3 meals and a cot.

      Isn’t liberalism great!

  2. If over spending is reason to take your rights away, Illinois General Assembly will lose all their rights? Rahm will need a care taker?


  4. Obamama has the ” grope the hope ” salute. He’s being using that since he been Prez.

  5. Make this a water cooler topic on break. Too many out there with their heads in the sand that need to know what their oppressive government is implementing. Unfortunately, these are the same dumb a$$es that voted for the jerk.

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