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Offline Chemsoldier

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Social Security Gun Ban repeal
« on: February 08, 2017, 11:00:09 AM »
For those who want to know more about the Social Security gun ban that was just repealed here is a good run down.  Good stuff for if you are trying to deal with someone who claims that congress voted to give guns to the mentally ill.  Especially useful is that the ACLU and a disabled persons group supported the repeal as well.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/444582/no-gop-did-not-just-repeal-background-check-system-or-give-guns-mentally-ill

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Re: Social Security Gun Ban repeal
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 02:20:59 AM »
Yeah, that was an insidious law. Glad it is gone. 

Taking away someone's rights just because they have someone else manage their SSA payments is WRONG.  That means loss of rights with NO judicial process or recourse.  Plus, it is a stretch to say that because you have someone else manage your SSA payments that your are "severely mentally ill" as one headline in the article pronounced.  Maybe, just maybe, you want to do your family a favor and have some one start to manage some of your finance BEFORE you become mentally incapacitated, or just have physical difficulties that make it a burden.  In SOME cases having it managed MAY be due to mental illness, but that is painting with a broad brush across a fundamental right to say ALL cases are severely mentally ill.
There have always been times like this, and there will be again. Will we rise to the challenges or get run over?