Thursday, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted to repeal one of Obama’s gun regulations.
The House ended the regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to reveal mental illness information to the national gun background check system.
Obama put the regulation into place in the finals days of his administration and now Trump has rolled it back.
Now those that the Social Security Administration incapable of managing their own disability benefits due to mental illness can now get a gun. On the surface it sounds like it is logical, but the devil is in the details.
Obama’s regulation did not allow for any due process. If you were on the list that blocked you from getting a gun, then there was no way to get off. The regulation also received criticism for being too broad and limiting people that should not be eliminated.
In a rare moment in history, the National Rifle Association and the American Civil Liberties Union both agree that the rule cast too large of a net to be legal. Both groups opposed the regulation.
Even though the rule had opposition from all sides, there is no doubt social media and the liberal media will fan the “Trump” hate with jokes about him “finally being able to buy a gun.” Or worse, just plain hysteria without facts.
We are living in an interesting time and there are a lot of people spending their days hating Trump. Trump gives them a lot of ammo, but this gun regulation by Obama limited the Constitutional rights of many Americans. Trump is standing up for the Constitution. That is all we can hope for.
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