NRA-ILA obtains Congressional review for abusive Obama Admin rule

NRA-ILAThe National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today scored a victory when Congress agreed to review, and likely revoke, a final rule by the Obama administration that would blindly strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

Last year, the Social Security Administration finalized a proposed rule to ban certain recipients who use a representative payee from owning firearms. This ill-conceived action affected the most vulnerable in America and stripped them of their right to keep and bear arms without due process.

If Congress reviews and revokes this rule, it will be an important victory -- but it will also represent an expenditure of political capital that we need to try to advance gun rights while we have the narrow opportunity to do so.

Nevertheless, it must be done. And frankly, the Obama Administration's targeting of elderly social security recipients for this sort of backdoor gun prohibition is despicable. These are people at the end of their lives, who probably just want to pass their property -- including firearms -- down to their children while being left to live out their lives in peace and as much health as they have remaining. They are among our nation's most vulnerable, and they don't have a lot of disposable income to pay lawyers.

There's a similar issue at the Veteran's Administration that I've reported on before. Hopefully both rules will get reviewed and revoked.

This entry was published Fri Jan 27 11:04:09 CST 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-01-27 11:04:09.0. [Tweet]

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