Thursday, July 23, 2015

Keeping Guns away from Seniors on Social Security
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The govt is now planning to include Social Security recipients to the National Background Chk system. photo via Gateway Pundit
The government is planning to add the Social Security system to the national background check system (NICS). In effect, such a move could stop seniors from owning or purchasing guns if they are unable to balance their checkbooks and have someone else manage their finances.
Social Security recipients banned
The LA Times wrote,
There is no simple way to identify that group, but a strategy used by the Department of Veterans Affairs since the creation of the background check system is reporting anyone who has been declared incompetent to manage pension or disability payments and assigned a fiduciary.
If Social Security, which has never participated in the background check system, uses the same standard as the VA, millions of its beneficiaries would be affected. About 4.2 million adults receive monthly benefits that are managed by “representative payees.”
The move is part of a concerted effort by the Obama administration after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., to strengthen gun control, including by plugging holes in the background check system.

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