This is abuse of the system, not “common sense gun control.”
Tucked into the mental health provisions of Obama’s Executive Order on gun control is the inclusion of “information from the Social Security Administration in the background check system about beneficiaries who are prohibited from possessing a firearm.” If an individual is deemed incapable of handling his own finances, his right to bear arms will be stripped. This means that information on beneficiaries who meet the criteria of mental impairment – demonstrated in part by an inability to manage their own benefits – will be added to the National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) so that the beneficiaries cannot buy a gun. Also making good on his promise to deliver “common sense” gun control, the Obama administration on Monday finalized a rule that enables health care providers to report the names of mentally ill patients to an FBI firearms background check system. Gee, they’ve made doctors into snitches. Don’t people see how this could be used to lock up those that are not politically correct? Every communist regime out there has done this and is still doing this.
From Young Conservatives:
The White House released a fact-sheet Jan. 4 which previews the executive gun control Obama will unveil Tuesday and one aspect of the new controls is the inclusion of “information from the Social Security Administration in the background check system about beneficiaries who are prohibited from possessing a firearm.”
On July 18 Breitbart News reported on Obama’s push to ban gun-possession for Social Security beneficiaries who are believed incapable of handling their own finances.
At that same time, the Los Angeles Times reported that a ban was being put together “outside of public view,” so all the details were not known. But the Times did know that the ban 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 ban pertaining to Social Security beneficiaries is now tucked into the “mental health” aspects of Obama’s executive gun control.
According to the White House executive order preview:
Current law prohibits individuals from buying a gun if, because of a mental health issue, they are either a danger to themselves or others or are unable to manage their own affairs. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has indicated that it will begin the rulemaking process to ensure that appropriate information in its records is reported to NICS. The reporting that SSA, in consultation with the Department of Justice, is expected to require will cover appropriate records of the approximately 75,000 people each year who have a documented mental health issue, receive disability benefits, and are unable to manage those benefits because of their mental impairment, or who have been found by a state or federal court to be legally incompetent. The rulemaking will also provide a mechanism for people to seek relief from the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm for reasons related to mental health.
This move will basically take away the right to bear arms by seniors. These Americans are some of the most defenseless potential victims in our society. There are also provisions to take the right to bear arms away from veterans after they return from the battlefield. Now, if a doctor suspects you in any way, he can report you to the FBI and they will nix your right to bear arms as well. If you won’t answer the doctor, he will note that and it will be reported. You either lie or risk your constitutional rights. I warned years ago that the feds would use mental health as a weapon against Americans to strip them of their rights. Now, they are also using social security as leverage. Either comply or they take away what you have worked your whole life to accumulate. Obamacare was never about providing health insurance to everyone, it was about tyrannical control.
H/T to IHaveTheTruth