The government is planning to add the Social Security system to the national background check system (NICS). In effect, such a move could stop seniors from owning or purchasing guns if they are unable to balance their checkbooks and have someone else manage their finances.
Social Security recipients banned
The LA Times wrote,
There is no simple way to identify that group, but a strategy used by the Department of Veterans Affairs since the creation of the background check system is reporting anyone who has been declared incompetent to manage pension or disability payments and assigned a fiduciary.
If Social Security, which has never participated in the background check system, uses the same standard as the VA, millions of its beneficiaries would be affected. About 4.2 million adults receive monthly benefits that are managed by “representative payees.”
The move is part of a concerted effort by the Obama administration after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., to strengthen gun control, including by plugging holes in the background check system.
Aiming his gun control at Social Security recipients is despicable. Thousands of elderly people in the United States have guns. The administration believes it is plugging holes in the national background check system against “dangerous” people obtaining guns.
Have you ever heard of a senior going crazy and killing a bunch of people because they couldn’t balance their checkbook? Me neither. There was a story about a millionaire who killed his family, but he wasn’t declared “incompetant.” He was perfectly sane.
Banning guns from Social Security recipients is just another way of furthering the gun hysteria in America, and ratcheting down the control against the 2nd Amendment.
If you are in charge of your older parent’s finances, you know what to do. And do it quickly.