Repeal Bill Passes House, Is Expected to Pass Senate Next Week

Obama Guns
Obama Guns
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

USA -(Ammoland.com)- I want to thank you for your activism earlier this week.

After I asked you to contact your Representative in opposition to Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban, the House took action this week.

And the results were fantastic!

I must say that having lived in the DC area for the past several decades — and having endured Obama’s oppressive regime for the last eight years — the past month has been a breath of fresh air.

Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are moving swiftly to reverse Barack Obama’s vile anti-gun legacy of executive actions.

Trump is apparently spreading out his executive orders over a longer period of time so that each executive order can be featured in a separate news cycle.

But one thing which is already happening is Congress’ effort to repeal Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban.

Because that action was promulgated as a formal rule, it can be most easily repealed by a congressional resolution — passed under the Congressional Review Act.

This act allows the Senate to repeal the rule by a simple majority vote, without the possibility of a filibuster.

 

Social Security Gun Ban is Built on the Stinking Carcass of Gun Control

Women with a Shotgun
Women with a Shotgun

You might remember that the Social Security Gun Ban was finalized in December.

It was issued in a purported effort to implement the NICS Amendments Improvement Act of 2007 — legislation also known as the Veterans Disarmament Act, which was vigorously opposed by Gun Owners of America.

Under the Veterans Disarmament Act, over 257,000 law-abiding veterans have lost their Second Amendment rights, merely because they sought counseling from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The new Social Security Gun Ban would extend the precedent to disabled persons receiving social security benefits under Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

This means, for instance, that the names of those who receive their social security checks through a guardian can now be sent to the NICS gun ban list.

In some states, SWAT teams would be sent to their homes to forcibly seize the guns they have.

The good news is that the House yesterday passed H.J.Res. 40, to overturn the Social Security Gun Ban.

The vote in the Senate, expected next week, would send the resolution to President Trump’s desk for signature.

The vote in the House was 235-to-180, with only two Republicans voting anti-gun and only 6 Democrats voting pro-gun. (“Aye” was the pro-gun vote and can be viewed here.)

The vote reinforces recent trends in which the Republican Party has increasingly become the “pro-gun” party in America, and the Democrats, increasingly the “anti-gun” party.

We’re optimistic that the Senate will approve the House-passed measure by a largely party-line vote. (S.J.Res. 14 is an identical version introduced by Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.)

Under the special Congressional Review Act procedures, this majority vote will be enough to send the measure to President Trump’s desk.

So please urge your Senators to vote for H.J.Res. 40/S.J.Res. 14 — legislation to overturn the Social Security Gun Ban.

 

Sincerely,

Larry Pratt
Executive Director Emeritus

 

P.S. The House has acted. The first step towards repealing Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban has cleared the House. So please contact your Senators, Sen. Robert Menendez (D) and Sen. Cory Booker (D), and ask them to vote for H.J.Res. 40/S.J.Res. 14, legislation to overturn the Social Security Gun Ban.

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Westerner(3 percenter)
Westerner(3 percenter)
4 years ago

Here’s my last line that somehow didn’t make it in the last time .i said -I took an oath to defend country and the constitution and as long as there’s a battle il be fighting to do so!, as should all Americans!!

Westerner
Westerner
4 years ago

Unfortunately I live in a western state overrun with freedom (constitution )hating devilcrats ,two of them being the current senators! I ve written to them many times before only to be ignored and made to feel I’m A captive in a foreign! country! I will keep doing so. Even if it falls on anti Americans desks? I can see the devilcrats agenda has nothing to do with the voters wishes ,but only their evil agenda of destroying the constitution on the way to destroying America for our enemies!!

Chuck
Chuck
4 years ago

The VA tried to take my guns with this same tactic about 2 yrs. ago. I had to fight it on my own and won in the end. They could not take my arms while I was still fighting them and I went to my lawmakers to stop them. Also, anyone who had their firearms taken should be reimbursed by our government for what they are worth at today’s prices.

Jeff D.
Jeff D.
4 years ago

Would you try to find a good Gov. for Mass. while your at it? This state is so anti-gun it is unbelievable
Our assooc. is suing our AG! The silent majority just cannot get it done! SAD BUT TRUE

Graystone
Graystone
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff D.

Jim
I find it impossible to understand why ‘a few’ gun mfg remain in Mass.
Completely unexplainable!!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago

I think that Congress is in a repeal mood. If we write to our Senators and Representatives, maybe we can get the GCA and the NFA repealed and the BATFE decommissioned.

Jim S
Jim S
4 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I cant write either of my senators, they have both expressed a desire to seize all firearms. Im sure my email will be deleted upon arrival. Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris, the two harpies of Californistan.
I will write others however and I hope the rest of you do as well.

RODNEY KLOMP
RODNEY KLOMP
4 years ago
Reply to  Jim S

I think it’s great that you are staying in California and putting up a fight, I spent most my life there , and finally threw in the towel, and got out…

Bandit
Bandit
4 years ago
Reply to  Jim S

Jim I know how you feel about that, Those two harpies need to be voted out asap but the creatures up in san fransicko keep putting frankenstein back in office. Frankenstein so wants to take our guns from us but has not been able to, the thing we now have as state ag Becarra is even worse that harris ever was. We are going to have a major fight all too soon. If I had the money I would leave this state and fast.

John Dunlap
John Dunlap
4 years ago
Reply to  Jim S

Jim, I’ll see your Feinstein and Harris, and raise you Congressman Raul Ruiz. I was born here. Usually, all three of them (and Boxer, previously) don’t bother to answer my emails. When they do answer, it’s just a kurt thank you for writing. Given the level of apparent corruption in the election process here, they don’t need to concern themselves with what we think. Change in California is going to have to come from the Federal level, which is why I keep reminding our new President that the swamp in D.C. is intimately linked with the one in Sacramento. You… Read more »

Cyberats
Cyberats
4 years ago

Not voting for Congress = Fired.