Targeting Social Security Recipients
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We published a story back in December regarding Obama’s targeting of gun owners who receive social security benefits. His executive order would have banned:
“Anyone who receives social security and also has a family member listed as a representative payee from owning a firearm. This includes hundreds of thousands of America citizens.”
But thanks to the “Congressional Review Act,” and President Trump, it will not be happening. Under the CRA, Congress is allowed to use a simple majority vote to stop any legislation enacted after May 31st – right in its tracks.
On Monday, on the order of President Trump, the House Rules Committee scrapped Obama’s order. Expanded background checks for gun owners on social security will not be allowed.
Like many of Obama’s “phone and pen” orders, this had nothing to do with safety and security. It was all about limiting the rights of…
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Obama’s order would have essentially stolen away the constitutional right of some American citizens–and social security recipients were an easy target.
Apparently, getting help with filling prescriptions or paying bills made them dangerous. The Obama administration couldn’t possibly trust them with firearms.
Many veterans would’ve been affected by the order as well. They fought for their country, many became disabled, and yet, this would have put them in the same category as criminals.
Thankfully, President Trump has remained steadfast in making his campaign promises a reality. He has vowed to protect the rights of gun owners. And to improve Social Security.
Now, those who receive their hard-earned benefits will not be forced to give up their rights to have them.