Skip to comments.2nd Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress
Posted on 03/22/2018 3:00:15 PM PDT by richardb72
Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. At the same time, they have voted to funnel tens of millions of dollars to gun control organizations and support other actions that Democrats will love.
All of this is wrapped up in the giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that the House of Representatives approved Thursday on a 256-167 vote and sent to the Senate.
Just before President Obama left office, his administration finalized new regulations banning Social Security recipients from buying a gun if they have trouble managing their finances.
About 10 percent of all people 65 and older risked being classified as financially incompetent about 4.2 million in all.
Using the Congressional Review Act, Republicans and two Democrats passed a bill overturning the regulation. But the bill did more than that. It also prevents any future president from reinstituting the ban without new legislative authorization from Congress.
Unfortunately, the spending bill passed Thursday allows the ban to be reinstituted because it reauthorizes the 2007 National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act. This act allowed government agencies, not just the courts, to determine if someone is mentally incompetent to buy or possess a gun.
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said during testimony late Wednesday that he was disturbed that the bill would undo part of Republicans good work. But by Thursday morning, the House leadership had decided to go ahead with the measure.
Despite the name Fix-NICS, the bill is likely to cause more problems than it is worth.
Criminals are often dumb, but they are rarely so stupid as to buy a gun through a legal background check process. The people who get stopped are law-abiding citizens who simply have similar names to the criminals on the NICS list......
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And they are all going to rush this through so they can take their Easter Break. No debate, just throw it all in a single bill and go home. This bill is so much more than funding for balance of fiscal year, it funds things like Planned Parenthood for THREE YEARS. They sold out all conservatives, gun owners or not.
Bump for Lott!
I’m done with it all. Time to look to your own.
Sh*t about to hit the fan and will most definitely hit the fan after the IG report comes out in April.....
I sense a bloodbath coming in November. It’s as if the gop-e doesn’t want to be in charge.
Im investing in piano wire. Its gonna be in high demand soon.
Sneaky conniving demons!!
If Trump signs this, there is going to be a huge uproar.
When in April? TIA
Buy one from a private party...or stand on the corner in Coeur D Alene Idaho with a “will work for a firearm” sign, in the winter. Im sure someone has plenty of snow to rake off the roof etc. CONgress can’t close the box.
President Trump, veto this damn bill.
The leadership doesnt want to be in power of both houses.
They have zero plausible deniability for their inaction on conservative issues, they want to lose one chamber so that they can go back to having tangible cover for doing nothing, and also to demand conservative money and votes for 2020.
Well, I still get a small SS check, (or what's left over after the Gubnt steals most of it) but fear not, I managed the meager leftovers to the point where I will PAY CASH for my upcoming CC weapon. Screw that nappy haired dick head.
Gun rights of 100 million at risk from Democrats!
I think that is unconstitutional. Go for it. Not that you need it, but you have my sincere blessing, and God speed. 8>)
Republican party shows it’s true color yellow belly and white stripe on back. Also didn’t some Republican say there was no wasted spending in this bill? Liar liar pants on fire. We need “NEED” A Constitutional Party. With back ground checks to join and tracking to insure they stay on track.
Yep! Put the adolescents (DemocRATS) in charge rather than the cowardly children (Reuplicants). Big, BIG problem is Paul Ryno & Mitch McIdiot! (McTurtle). Rank & file have to get rid of those two!
How many "financially incompetent" seasoned citizens have shot up schools or murdered anybody lately?
That's what I thought.
We are being ruled by idiots and fools.
“Unconstitutional”.....to save money? No, it’s MY MONEY and I will spend it the way I choose. If they don’t allow that, I dig up the box under the maple tree and spend THAT cash. Double screw that nappy haired dick head.
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