The Social Security Administration (SSA) is proposing to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI’s background check system.
The proposal, which stems from a memorandum that President Obama issued in 2013, would essentially block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns.
The SSA, which will propose the rule in Thursday’s edition of the Federal Register, says it plans to notify disability beneficiaries who might be reported and establish a process for them to appeal their placement in the FBI’s background check system. The proposal is just the latest attempt by the Obama administration to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.
Similar efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been met with controversy. Sen.Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has accused the VA of reporting veterans to the FBI simply because they cannot manage their personal finances and must be assigned a fiduciary.
This opens up a can of worms which is fraught with the implication that this will be used to disarm people chosen by the government by political methods to disarm citizens. One has to recall that obama thinks veterans are a danger and if one has a disability it could be used to strip them of their rights. The same goes for any politician or some bureaucrat who decides is a danger and is just another angle to strip americans of their second amendment rights.