Obama Bans Many Senior Citizens & Others from Buying Guns

Does being able to manage your own finances have anything to do with your right to purchase, own or use a gun? According to the new regulations finalized by Obama’s gun-hating administration it does.

Earlier this year, the Social Security Administration issued a proposal for new regulations that would result in their reporting millions of Americans to the FBI’s background check system with the purpose of banning them from being able to purchase a firearm.

Under the new proposal, anyone receiving Social Security Disability or other benefits who need help with their finances will be deemed to have a mental disorder. Those people will then be reported to the FBI who will then place them on a list to ban them from passing any background check which would ban them from being able to purchase a gun.

The same thing is already being done by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Any veteran who bravely served our nation and ends up suffering for that service and needs help with his or her finances, is deemed to have some sort of mental illness. Once labeled as having a mental illness, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, operated by the FBI, is notified by the VA which in most cases ends up placing the veteran on the list of people banned from purchasing a firearm.

Earlier this year, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) commented about the VA’s banning of veterans from buying a gun and the proposal made then by the Social Security Administration, saying:

“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.”

“‘Is the SSA using the VA’s regulatory standard as a template for reporting names to the [FBI]?’ he asked. ‘If not, in what ways is the SSA’s regulatory scheme different from the VA’s?’”

Public hearings were held by the Social Security Administration and they accepted public comments. They drew nearly 100,000 responses to the proposal, most of which were in opposition to the SSA’s proposal. One of those opposition responses received by the SSA was filed by the NRA. They listed a number of questions concerning the legality of the proposal, but to no surprise, the Obama driven SSA ignored the legal questions raised by the NRA and thousands of others.

Under the new SSA rule that was announced as being finalized last week, anyone receiving SSA disability or other Social Security benefits deemed to be related to any mental health condition, will be reported to the NICS who will most likely ban them from being able to purchase a firearm.

All one has to do to be deemed by the SSA or VA as having a mental condition is for that person to need help in handling their financial affairs. Technically, if someone is physically disabled to the point of not being able to manage their own finances, they could and probably will be classified as having a mental disorder and end up being banned from purchasing a firearm.

How many fully functional people do you know that are terrible at financial affairs and need help with them. That describes millions of hard working Americans who do not have any form of mental or physical disorder.

However, if anyone is receiving Social Security disability or other benefits do need help managing their finances, they will now be reported to the FBI and banned from being able to purchase a gun. Millions of senior citizens who need help with their finances will be banned from purchasing a gun.

Sadly, many of these people are perfectly capable of handling a gun and could need one for self-defense, will be banned from purchasing a gun. Therefore, thanks to Barack Obama, will be banned from being able to properly defend themselves and their home as guaranteed by the US Constitution and Second Amendment.

Just like the VA regulation, the newly finalized SSA regulation has nothing to do with a person’s ability to own and handle a gun, but does have everything to do with Obama’s drive to disarm American citizens and violate their Second Amendment rights.

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Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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