How many times has it been said here that emperor obama will never directly go after the Second Amendment rights but will use back-door policies instead? Obama has been actively searching for methods to tax, regulate or empower agencies under the Executive Branch to disarm the public.
This machine the left has been building for decades that obama has now put on steroids cannot be fully activated until any hint of resistance is minimized. An armed populace is the biggest threat to tyranny and is why this president has been looking for every angle possible. There will never be a shock an awe moment people our lives as you have been witnessing for years is being slowly and subtlety turned inside out by this marxist and his Congressional enablers.
Who would have ever thought through the Social Security Admin he would try gun control but there it is. This now puts the story about SSA buying ammunition into a new perspective doesn’t it!?
Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security
by Alan Zarembo LA Times
Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others.
The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others.
A potentially large group within Social Security are people who, in the language of federal gun laws, are unable to manage their own affairs due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.”
There is no simple way to identify that group, but a strategy used by the Department of Veterans Affairs since the creation of the background check system is reporting anyone who has been declared incompetent to manage pension or disability payments and assigned a fiduciary.
If Social Security, which has never participated in the background check system, uses the same standard as the VA, millions of its beneficiaries would be affected. About 4.2 million adults receive monthly benefits that are managed by “representative payees.”
The move is part of a concerted effort by the Obama administration after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., to strengthen gun control, including by plugging holes in the background check system…more