Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Obama’s Plan to Take Guns from Seniors and the Disabled

DC Clothesline

Like clockwork, gun control advocates always make a big push for their agenda after every mass shooting. The recent shootings in Charleston and Chattanooga are no different. Due to our government’s failure to keep firearms out of the hands of mass shooters, PresidentObama has since called for tighter background checks. But this time he wants to utilize the information tied to Social Security beneficiaries.
Basically, those who are incapable of managing their own affairs wouldn’t be allowed to buy a firearm. The new policy would use the same strategy employed by the VA to report certain veterans to the background check system. They take note of anyone who has assigned a fiduciary to manage their pension when they’re not competent enough to do it themselves. The biggest problem with this strategy, is how broad it is. Having memory loss or a brain injury would be enough keep you from buying a gun, even though those conditions are not useful for identifying someone who is crazy or malicious. Imagine if you suffered an injury that prevents you from speaking or writing. It would make sense for you to ask someone else to help you out with your financial affairs, but that might also be enough to prevent you from owning a firearm.

12 comments:

  1. "But critics — including gun rights activists, mental health experts and advocates for the disabled — say that expanding the list of prohibited gun owners based on financial competence is wrongheaded.
    Though such a ban would keep at least some people who pose a danger to themselves or others from owning guns, the strategy undoubtedly would also include numerous people who may just have a bad memory or difficulty balancing a checkbook, the critics argue.
    "Someone can be incapable of managing their funds but not be dangerous, violent or unsafe," said Dr. Marc Rosen, a Yale psychiatrist who has studied how veterans with mental health problems manage their money. "They are very different determinations."

    "The agency has been drafting its policy outside of public view. Even the National Rifle Assn. was unaware of it."

    "Gun rights advocates are unlikely to be the only opponents.
    Ari Ne'eman, a member of the National Council on Disability, said the independent federal agency would oppose any policy that used assignment of a representative payee as a basis to take any fundamental right from people with disabilities.
    "The rep payee is an extraordinarily broad brush," he said."

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-gun-law-20150718-story.html#page=2

    I suspect that this is going to work out even worse than the attempt to ban surplus rifle ammo, especially since they seem to have worked hard to get the process in place before anyone noticed. Citizens always seem to take offense when this kind of thing happens, no matter what party is doing it.

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  2. I wonder what the implications are for the future of Gabrielle Giffords' gun ownership.

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    1. Don't worry about her, I heard they're gonna start with the wheel-chair bound.

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    2. Don't worry about her, I heard they're gonna start with the wheel-chair bound.

      They can try . . .

      Oh, and where did you "hear" that, O Paragon of Honesty?

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    3. It was a dumb joke. Sorry.

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  3. The cry from gun loons that mentally incompetent people have a right to guns. HA HA HA HA HA HA

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    1. We read about dangerous, stupid gun owners like you everyday. You revel in being part of the problem and supporting unnecessary gun shot deaths. You promote death, you are the worst of the worst.

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    2. . . . you are the worst of the worst.

      Ah--the honor of being despised by the despicable. It never gets old. Thank you, Bravely Anonymous!

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    3. Laughable Kurt, especially since you have proven time and time again, you are the despicable, kill crazy, gun loon.

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  4. "you are the despicable, kill crazy, gun loon."

    Anon, how does Kurt earn that title if he hasn't killed anyone. Next you'll be telling me he's the Dread Pirate Roberts. By the way, wasn't it you that was going to report Kurt to the FBI a while back?

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    1. How did I become despicable? You gun loons throw around dishonest insults like the dishonest gun loons you are, especially you.

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