New Bill Guarantees Social Security Beneficiaries Retain Their Second Amendment Rights

One Social Security chairman is fighting back in response to the 2013 presidential memorandum that essentially prohibits Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns.

Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-Texas) introduced a bill called the Social Security Beneficiary Second Amendment Rights Protection Act that would keep our senior citizens armed up.

On January 13, 2013, President Obama issued a memorandum forcing the Social Security administration to hand over information to the National Instant Criminal Background check System. Once a Social Security beneficiary is placed on the NICS’ list, they are prohibited from owning a firearm.

But Johnson plans to fight for Social Security beneficiaries and help ensure they retain their Second Amendment rights.

“It’s no secret President Obama isn’t’ a fan of our Second Amendment,” said Johnson. “Because he failed to push his gun control agenda through Congress, his Administration is now seeking to deny millions of law-abiding Americans their right to bear arms by going through Social Security. Old age or a disability does not make someone a threat to society. These folks should be able to defend themselves just like everyone else, and Social Security has no business stripping them of that right. This bill puts a stop to yet another overreach by the Obama Administration. I am committed to ensuring the rights of all Americans are protected.”

(This article was a submission by freelance writer Brent Rogers)

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  • MIKE PETERSEN January 30, 2017, 10:22 am

    I bet jimmy carter is breathing a sigh of relief. since obama served jimmy is no longer the worst president in the history of the good old U S A

  • Russell Hood January 21, 2017, 12:00 am

    I just read that people on ssa lose their rights.The bill was passed either 12-19-2016 or 1-18-2017.I hope i,m wrong.Please let me no what is going on,thanks

  • DON WWII vet. December 30, 2016, 5:32 pm

    Putin really put O’Bomber in his place by declinig to engage in idiot diplomacy and instead invited all of the diplomats children to a cobined Christmas and New Years party at the Kremlin.
    That the kind of class O’Blamer will never have. He’s incapable of it.
    Don

  • AK September 22, 2015, 3:11 am

    I agree seniors and people in wheelchairs etc. need their right, but what about all those Social security beneficiaries that are collecting because they are disabled because of mental disorders? I would say no

    • Billy May 9, 2016, 11:44 am

      THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK. YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY NO PROFESSIONAL AND ARE PAINTING ALOT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE WITH A BROAD BRUSH, JUST LIKE THE FEDS WOULD DO. HOPE YOU NEVER GO THROUGH A DIVORCE, OR LOSE A CHILD, PARTNER. THINK WE’LL BEFORE YOU SPEAK!

      • Wayne Cook September 16, 2016, 10:55 am

        Tend to agree with you, Billy…I know of people who are able to live on their own, but physically handicapped and retarded…they would and are prey for armed nutjobs. I just earned my first LTC at age 63, still supporting my kids following the death of my wife…

        Thank you for going to bat for us, friend!

      • Virgil December 28, 2016, 9:16 pm

        Billy, I have three words for you. “Eddie Ray Routh”.

    • lny December 30, 2016, 8:45 am

      After everything we’ve been through with this “President” violating the Constitution, and attempting to strip our rights because he “knows better”, and for the sake of power and control, the ignorant speculative statements placed here consenting to permit the government to strip away Constitutional rights because some bureaucrat says so is beyond mind boggling. It began well before the current sitting administration, but wow, ignorance of the populace still dominates.

    • Larry January 7, 2017, 2:01 am

      Male blacks which make up less than 6 percent of society are the main driving force for murders and indeed shootings across this country. Since they like to cut out swaths of people; they should cut out any black who received benefits; or any family member of someone receiving benefits. Any black that has been jailed x number of times. Etcetera. We could also add a 10 year prison term for anyone violating this rule while committing a crime. We would get rid of half the murderers in this country. Same goes for immigrants. They should have a waiting period of at least 10 years in this country; and not be on govt benefits of any kind (excluding medical insurance).

  • DRAINO September 20, 2015, 3:33 pm

    This idiot president is really pushing his luck. Good for Sam Johnson! Honestly, its almost to the point that I will vote for any non-democrat/socialist candidate who will go in and “null and void” everything that this moron has done.

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