• Obama Getting Ready to Unleash a Backdoor Gun Grabbing Assault Through Social Security

    Obama has never made his fervent opposition to gun ownership a secret. He’s committed countless hours giving speeches promising to act on implementing “responsible” gun control reforms if Congress doesn’t do more.

    “We need a change in attitude,” Obama said just one month ago during a speech to the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco.

    “We have to move public opinion,” Obama said in response to the Charleston church shooting that saw nine people being massacred by a man who wanted to start a race war. “We have to feel a sense of urgency. Ultimately Congress will follow the people.”

    But now it seems that Obama is abandoning his calls to “move public opinion” as a means to urge Congress to pass more gun control laws.

    No. Obama appears to be, once again, gearing up to sneak anti-firearms regulations in through the backdoor via Social Security.

    Here are the details from Fox News:

    The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others, according to the paper.

    The language of federal gun laws restricts ownership to people who are unable to manage their own affairs due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease” – which could potentially affect a large group within Social Security, the LA Times reported.

    If Social Security, which has never taken part in the background check system, uses the same standard as the Department of Veterans Affairs – which is the idea floated – then millions of beneficiaries could be affected, with about 4.2 million adults receiving monthly benefits that are managed by “representative payees.”

    The latest move is part of the efforts by President Obama to strengthen gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.

    Critics are blasting the plan, saying that expanding the list of people who cannot own guns based on financial competence is wrongheaded.

    The ban, they argue, would keep guns out of the hands of some dangerous people, but would also include people who simply have a bad memory or have a hard time balancing a checkbook.

    So much for persuading the American people.

    It’s interesting that Obama is pursuing this backdoor ban on gun ownership at a time when support for the Second Amendment has never been higher in America.

    Last December, a Pew Research poll showed that Americans support gun rights more than gun control–the first poll results of its kind in more than two decades.

    More than 52 percent of Americans said they want to protect gun rights while just 46 percent said they support gun control.

    Something tells me this won’t end well for Obama or the Democrats. And that’s good for America.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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