Senate votes to repeal Obama’s ban on gun sales for certain Social Security recipients
The Washington Times is reporting that Congress has approved the first gun rights bill of the new Republican-controlled Washington, voting to erase an Obama administration regulation that would strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights by forcing the Social Security Administration to report some of its beneficiaries to the firearms no-buy list.
The Senate took up the bill on Wednesday, February 15.
From the article:
The Senate approved the bill on a 57-43 vote. The House cleared the legislation earlier this month.
If President Trump signs the bill into law as expected, it will expunge a last-minute change by the Obama administration designed to add more mental health records to the national background check system that is meant to keep criminals and unstable people from obtaining weapons.
According to the article, en. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and chief sponsor of the effort to repeal the Obama rule, said “It results in reporting people to the gun ban list that should not be on that list at all. It deprives those people [of] their constitutional rights and, in a very important way, violates their constitutional rights without even due process.”
President Trump is expected to sign the measure.
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.