Measure To Overturn Obama Social Security Gun Ban Sent to Trump’s Desk

President Trump Readies Pen to Reverse Anti-gun Executive Orders
President Trump
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

USA -( I want to thank you for taking action and contacting your Representative and Senators over the past couple of weeks.

In a stunning victory for the pro-gun community, the first bill to repeal an Obama anti-gun measure is now headed to President Trump's desk.

Earlier today, the Senate voted to overturn Barack Obama's Social Security Gun Ban.

[The vote in the Senate was 57-43, with all Republicans voting for the repeal. They were joined by only four Democrats and one Independent. The earlier House vote was 235-180.]

The resolution, House Joint Resolution 40, now goes to the president's desk, where Donald Trump is expected to eagerly sign it. This action is expected to be the first of a series of pro-gun actions to be taken by Congress and the Trump administration.

The Social Security Gun Ban was pushed by Barack Obama beginning on January 4, 2016.

It was a flailing PR stunt following a terrorist shooting in which an ISIS Islamic militant shot up a gun-free community center in the gun-hating state of California.

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Somehow Obama thought he could convince the country that nationalizing California's failed laws would prevent more of the same.

Under the soon-to-be-repealed Social Security Gun Ban, garden-variety bureaucrats could look through applications for benefits and summarily impose gun bans on law-abiding Americans, even though they had no training in medicine and no contact with the applicant.

Conditions as benign as “anxiety” could be used to strip Americans of their constitutional rights with no due process whatsoever. People receiving benefit payments through a guardian would also lose their guns.

True, the victims would theoretically have the “right” to spend $10,000+ to hire lawyers and medical experts necessary to reverse the summary judgment of an untrained bureaucrat.

But our experience is that few affected Americans have the resources to do this.

So, congratulations! The repeal of the anti-gun Social Security Gun Ban is only the second regulation to be reversed this year under the Congressional Review Act.

Now you can send President Trump a quick note, letting him know that you are cheering his expected signature on Obama's Social Security gun ban.

But let him know that you also hope that he will soon repeal Obama's Gun Collectors Gun Ban and move to withdraw the U.S. from the UN Arms Trade Treaty — as well as repealing the State Department's international trade (ITAR) guidance, and a generation of gun and magazine import bans.

Thank you again for your activism.



Larry Pratt
Executive Director Emeritus


P.S. Let President Trump know the gun community is cheering his expected signature to overturn Obama's Social Security gun ban. But remind him that we are hoping he will soon repeal Obama's Gun Collectors Gun Ban, move to withdraw the U.S. from the UN Arms Trade Treaty, and repeal a host of other Obama anti-gun executive actions.

  • 4 thoughts on “Measure To Overturn Obama Social Security Gun Ban Sent to Trump’s Desk

    1. Stoopid laws need to be repealed. Our last POTUS did nothing but create the mess our country is currently in. Obama made another failure (Carter) look as good as Reagan.

    2. I hope this gets repealed.

      I collect SSI and have a representative payee because of the law and because I’ve no patience to deal with managing the money.

      Thanks to the former president obama’s measure I’m now denied the chance to ever protect myself if I ever face the chance of criminal attack and I live in a bad area.

      I’ve a clean criminal record and have never been a danger to myself or to the the public.

      I’m still capable of cooking my own meals, changing my own clothing, bathing myself and holding down old jobs.

      I hope this gets repealed badly. It’s flawed and does not address the real problems we have.

      And the Mainstream Media a.k.a Fake News should be ashamed of itself for portraying law abiding Americans with SSI/SSA as dangerous lunatics.

    3. If having someone else handle your financial affairs and acting in an irrational manner are indicators of a dangerous person, then someone better look at the “Hollywood elitists” with their financial managers….

    4. Thank you for your work and support if repealing this ban. As horrible as the ban was meant to be, I hope that in the end more education and understanding will be given to people suffering from mental disabilities.

      Many of these people do indeed have a primary diagnosis of anxiety or other low risk mental disabilities, which is a gateway to other disabilities, especially stress related physical disabilities that are worsened by anxiety. This is the reason that many people need SSDI or SSI, and to think that just because that person chose a representative payee program, that their American rights would have been stripped in sickening.

      Watching the mainstream media portray people with mental disabilities as lunatics or madmen with no sense at all, or to plaster images of children running at Sandy Hook or show to closeups of Adam Lanza’s face was disgusting, abhorrent and just plain wrong. I applaud the GOP and the few Democrats and independents, as well as the ACLU for standing up for the real victims in all of this: the disabled American, and applaud them for standing by liberty and due process that we all deserve.

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