There were many competent older people who would have been denied their right to self-defense by some bureaucrat’s determination under this rule.
From the Washington Examiner:
The Senate voted Wednesday to roll back an Obama administration rule that Republicans have said is a threat to people’s right to own firearms, following a similar House vote last week.
The Senate voted 57-43 to kill the rule following a similar party-line vote in the House this month.
The Obama rule holds that the Social Security Administration must report anyone who requires third-party assistance to manage their Social Security benefits is placed on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS. Placement on that list prevents them from buying a gun.
In Obama’s ideal world, everyone will have a “mental disability,” according to a bureaucrat, and nobody will have a gun.
From the Washington Examiner.
The House on Thursday voted to undo an Obama-era rule blocking certain people from buying guns.
The resolution of disapproval passed 235-180. Under the Congressional Review Act, lawmakers can negate regulations if a joint resolution passes both chambers. However, it requires the president’s signature. While Obama was still president, Republicans needed a veto-proof majority to overturn any of his administration’s regulations.
The rule, approved in the wake of the 2012 massacre of kindergartners in Newtown, Conn., expanded whose names must automatically be entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, thereby preventing them from buying a gun.
Anyone with a mental disability receiving Social Security Administration benefits and requiring third-party assistance with their finances is barred from purchasing firearms. If the Senate approves the resolution and President Trump signs it, that will no longer be the case.