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Barack Obama usurps the 2nd Amendment in final days in office by cutting off gun ownership to disability recipients

Barack Obama usurps the 2nd Amendment in final days in office by cutting off gun ownership to disability recipients

As President Barack Obama finishes out his final month in office, the two term executive is working hard to force through segments of an agenda that had been stifled by the courts and by Congress.  And one of these is an attack on the 2nd Amendment as his administration last week finalized a policy regulation that would make it unlawful for individuals receiving disability payments through the Social Security department to own a firearm.

Declaring that all disabled benefactors are guilty of being ‘mentally defective’ even if their disabilities are physical rather than mental, the President is using regulatory power as a means to take away gun rights from millions of Americans which include those who have served recently in the armed forces.

Last week, the Obama administration put the finishing touches on a new policy that would deprive recipients of disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) of their Second Amendment rights. The administration will now characterize those citizens as “mental defectives,” thereby having their ability to own a firearm subject to the federal Gun Control Act.

Supplemental Security Income helps blind, disabled, and elderly people with little to no income.  Previously, it was understood that “mentally defective” referred to one’s mental health. Citizens who have been institutionalized against their will are restricted from owning a firearm. The new definition of “mentally defective” has nothing to do with being mentally ill. – PJ Media

Ironically, Barack Obama’s administration is the world’s largest arms dealer, and has funneled and sold weapons to terrorist organizations like Al Nusrah, Al Qaeda, and of course ISIS.  But his real war on guns has been directed at the American people, and with a strong 2nd Amendment advocate like Donald Trump about to take office in late January, one has to wonder if this move by Obama is simply symbolic since it can easily be repealed, and does not carry the power of law as it was done bypassing Congress.

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As we come to the end of an administration where the President ruled through the use of a pen and a phone rather than through the Constitutional channels outlined for governance, Barack Obama’s legacy may soon be wiped out as quickly using that same stroke of a pen.  But it is humorous to watch as the President rushes to try to get on paper every last drop of a failed agenda in his final month when most Commanders-in-Chief would be relishing their lame duck status and preparing for life outside the Oval Office.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for The Daily Economist, Secretsofthefed.comRoguemoney.net, and Viral Liberty, and hosts the popular youtube podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.


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