Politics When is this douche gonna leave office?

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  1. BaldPussy

    BaldPussy Well-Known Member

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    Obama looks to ban Social Security recipients from owning guns


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-social-security-recipients-from-owning-guns/

    The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others, according to the paper.

    The language of federal gun laws restricts ownership to people who are unable to manage their own affairs due to "marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease” – which could potentially affect a large group within Social Security, the LA Times reported.

    If Social Security, which has never taken part in the background check system, uses the same standard as the Department of Veterans Affairs – which is the idea floated – then millions of beneficiaries could be affected, with about 4.2 million adults receiving monthly benefits that are managed by “representative payees.”

    The latest move is part of the efforts by President Obama to strengthen gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.

    Critics are blasting the plan, saying that expanding the list of people who cannot own guns based on financial competence is wrongheaded.

    The ban, they argue, would keep guns out of the hands of some dangerous people, but would also include people who simply have a bad memory or have a hard time balancing a checkbook.

    The background check for gun ownership started in 1993 by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, named after White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was partially paralyzed after being shot in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

    Gun stores are required to run the names of potential buyers through a computerized system before every sale.
     
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  2. Shadoe Stevens

    Shadoe Stevens Well-Known Member

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    January, 2017. Duh.
     
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  3. MrWarmth

    MrWarmth UP YOURS Gold

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    You might as well ban guns from people who work at the Post Office then
     
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  4. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! Gold

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    In fairness, the people I know on SSI (Social security disability) have no business having guns!!!

    Seriously.

    But if you're talking about regular Social security recipients, well I got a problem with that.
     
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  5. HypocriteHowie

    HypocriteHowie VIP Extreme Gold

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    So stupid assholes, crazy idiots and people that can't fucking remember where they put their loaded weapon won't be able to have guns anymore? This is an outrage.
     
  6. Kool

    Kool Well-Known Member Banned User

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    The news is from those fckn vultures at fox, post a credible news source
     
  7. Anyonenow

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    If they are unable to make sane/sound decisions for themselves... Then I agree.

    Case in point High Pitch Eric.
    All of the wackpakers...
    NONE should have access to weapons.

    All others should be subjected to Drug testing as well.
     
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    lastlaugh Well-Known Member

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    Jan. 20, 2017 at about noon.
     
  9. Alisonsbankacct

    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    Best to read the original article. Here's a portion plus link

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-gun-law-20150718-story.html#page=1

    Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others.

    The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others.

    A potentially large group within Social Security are people who, in the language of federal gun laws, are unable to manage their own affairs due to "marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease."
     
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    yaddc Well-Known Member

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    Some 1 change the locks on the W.H. next time he goes golfing.
     
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  11. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    What an outrage. Trying to keep guns away from the mentally ill. I am horrified.
     
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    Slow All The Pieces Matter DawgShed News

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    I am surprised Obama had the balls to deny illegal immigrants, the incompetent, morons, and psychos the same right as everyone else. Good for him.
     
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    shit,I just turned 62 and can collect Social Security and own a gun.
    I thought I'd get a happy smoke card.
    damm it straight to hell.
     
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    potroast Well-Known Member

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    Right?

    After Sandy Hook that was the NRA's position. "We need to keep the mentally unstable from owning guns and that is the government's job".

    They certainly do seem to be walking that back... as usual.
     
  15. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Read the real article bro. You are not mentally ill, plus you worked for yours.
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    "More than half of the names on the VA list are of people 80 or older, often suffering from dementia, a reasonable criterion for prohibiting gun ownership."

    :nooo:
     
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    potroast Well-Known Member

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    Fucking Fox "news". Trolled me again. :facepalm:
     
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  18. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Although you do hang out at the shed. Is mental illness contagious?

    Before anyone gets all butt hurt it's a joke.
     
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    AllAboutHim Ed #mypurpose VIP

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    This may be the first good idea Obsma has had.
     
  20. babybear

    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ VIP

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    see,i'm already going crazy.