These Groups Of People Will Be Banned From Owning Guns!
On January 4th, the White House released a “fact-sheet” that previews the executive gun control that Obama will be revealing to the nation today. All of the information used in order to determine who will and who will not be allowed to own guns was gathered from the Social Security Administration and background checks systems.
This ban pertaining to Social Security beneficiaries has more to do with people not in the right mental state of health.
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.
As it turns out, a push for band and gun control policies were being put together since the summer of 2015, it is only now that they are being fused with Obama’s mental health executive gun control.
Any beneficiaries who meet the criteria of mental impairment will not be allowed to buy any type of guns.