The Obama administration announced in January that they will confiscate the guns of Social Security recipients who receive assistance for mental disabilities, even if it’s just bookkeeping help. It’s a process they already follow at the VA.
The details of the rule:
The Social Security administration lays out five specific criteria for recipients they plan to add to NICS. Those the agency plans to target must have filed a disability claim, been determined to be disabled because of a mental impairment, been officially diagnosed as mentally impaired, between the ages of 18 and 65, and have been assigned a representative payee because they were found by Social Security to be incapable of managing their benefit payments.
The rule also includes a procedure for recipients to challenge the agency’s determination that they should be added to NICS.
The rule was originally expected to mirror the VA rule and affect millions but it is more limited in scope and will affect tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands.
“The Social Security Administration’s proposal doesn’t require an individual to be adjudicated mentally defective or to pose a risk to himself or others,” Lars Dalesiede, a NRA spokesman, said. “Instead they are set to strip away your constitutional rights just because you meet a set of criteria established by a group of faceless bureaucrats you’ll never meet. That puts thousands of Americans in the terrible position of choosing whether to pay their bills or give up their constitutional rights.”
This rule isn’t constitutional and it circumvents Congress. Once the government assumes a right like this, they can keep going.
Instead of worrying about Donald Trump, why isn’t Paul Ryan dealing with this clear overreach?
Fox Business’s Lou Dobbs recently told his viewers that Ryan is delusional and said that in 17 years he has only gotten three of his laws passed.
One was to name a post office after a professional politician and another to place an excise tax on arrows (as in bows and arrows). His third was the “Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016”.
That last one was signed by Obama because it’s another big government structure in the Executive Branch whose members will be appointed by the president and its duties will be to “conduct a comprehensive study of the data inventory, data infrastructure, database security, and statistical protocols related to Federal policymaking and the agencies responsible for maintaining that data to—”
Why isn’t he trying to pass a law to stop this unconstitutional power grab?
Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia Attorney General, was asked about Ryan’s comments: “We believe in limited government. We believe in the constitution. We believe in the proper role of the differences and the separation of powers and thing like life. Not everyone is pro-choice in our party, we accept all comers. These are things are important to us. We had good exchange of these issues.”
Cuccinelli responded, “I don’t buy it from Paul Ryan. I mean he’s pro-life but he’s not for limited government and has not stood up for article one or separation of powers. Part of the problem with the narrative here today. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are viewed very unfavorably because they have utterly failed the pursue Republican principles by the base of the Republican parties. Looking to them as a sign to everyone coming together with Donald Trump is incomplete. The way conservatives view whether or not to get behind drum is position base. Does he stick to some positions that are based on conservative principles even when the going gets tough and how does he convince us after election day? Those are the challenges he has in front of him.”
He’s not dealt with these power grabs and there is no sign that he will.