Feds Move To Block Disability Recipients From Buying Guns



Should your personal physician – or government bureaucrats – get to decide if you have a mental disability?

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says that 99 percent of the people the FBI prohibits from owning guns because they are considered “mentally defective” come from the VA.   Now they want to do the same thing with the list of disability recipients from the Social Security Administration.

CLICK HERE for the document from the Social Security Administration, outlining their plan to implement reporting to the FBI of social security disability recipients who THEY determine may be mentally impaired, and in turn would prevent these people from purchasing firearms.


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.

Some of the mental conditions the SSA screens for include schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, personality disorders, intellectual disabilities, anxiety-related disorders, substance addiction disorders and autistic disorders. Depending on the severity of their condition, people with mental health disorders may qualify for disability insurance.

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