SOCIAL SECURITY GUN BAN: JOHNSON, ABRAHAM & GRASSLEY MOVE TO OVERTURN OBAMA’S RULING
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USA – Congressmen Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ralph
Abraham (R-LA) — and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the Senate — have
introduced resolutions to overturn Barack Obama’s Social Security Gun
As a senior citizen myself … and as one who owns several
firearms that I want to pass on as an inheritance to my children one day
… this legislation is very important to me.
But first, a little background.
As he was going out the door, Barack Obama made one final obscene gesture to the Second Amendment community.
gesture consisted of a rule which would troll the Social Security rolls
and identify recipients whose checks were processed by a guardian.
Once these people were identified, their names would be inputted into the NICS system, and their guns would be taken away.
Ralph Abraham (R-LA)Kentucky
Republican Thomas Massie — who is chairman of the House Second
Amendment Task Force — minced no words in describing Obama’s rule. This
week, Rep. Massie told GOA that:
If you want to see how ruinous
this policy will be to seniors, look at the over one hundred thousand
veterans who have been stripped of their Second Amendment rights under a
similar procedure through the Department of Veterans Affairs. This
ruling is yet another attempt to hurt gun owners and bypass due process.
Our seniors deserve better than that.
In places like New York and
California, with their gun confiscation programs, SWAT teams could be
sent to the homes of Social Security recipients who were identified
under the Obama rule.
Our experience is that most gun owners don’t have $10-20,000 lying around to hire a lawyer and appeal the ruling.
process was promulgated pursuant to the “NICS Improvement Amendments
Act of 2007” — which is also known as the “Veterans Disarmament Act”.
Owners of America opposed that bill because, as we predicted, it would
legitimize gun bans against veterans, and would soon be applied to
Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid recipients as well.
Tragically, that prediction has now come to pass.
the passage of the Johnson/Abraham resolution in the House (H.J.Res.
40) — and of the Grassley resolution in the Senate (S.J.Res 14) — will
obliterate that anti-gun rule from the law.
And, because it is
being passed under a special procedure (called the Congressional Review
Act), they will be considered under special parliamentary rules and
cannot be filibustered in the Senate.
Thus, they will need only a majority vote in the Senate and the House, and President Donald Trump is sure to sign.
please urge your Representative, Rep. Christopher Smith (R), to
cosponsor H.J.Res. 40. And urge your two Senators to cosponsor Sen.
Grassley’s identical effort, S.J.Res. 14.
It will send a strong message if we can get a large number of cosponsors on this resolution.
Executive Director Emeritus
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