Posted by Nate Jackson @ The Patriot Post
If there’s a singular purpose for Barack Obama and his cadres its limiting
access to guns in as many ways as possible. The latest attempt is a push to
prohibit Social Security recipients from owning firearms if they are judged
First let’s stipulate that nobody wants people who are mentally incompetent
owning or using guns without at least some restrictions. But the question is
the standard used. The Social Security Administration has never before
participated in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, but, if
the SSA begins using the same standards as the Department of Veterans Affairs,
at least four million beneficiaries could see their gun rights eliminated by a bureaucrat.
We don’t want the government defining or deciding mental competence with
standards that have nothing to do with crime. And especially not this
administration. Indeed, given the Obama administration’s track record of
disdain for American veterans — both through the bureaucratic shenanigans at
the VA and in targeting veterans in DHS reports about extremism — it won’t be
long before veterans are barred from owning firearms, or, conversely, their
benefits are restricted if they’re gun owners. Indeed, many veterans have
already been judged “incompetent” when that’s clearly not the case. Now
prohibitions could extend to the average Social Security recipient.
We’re forced to ask what problem Obama thinks he’s trying to solve. Our nation
has not been under assault by senior citizens or veterans. It has been under
attack from Islamic jihadists, and that’s the one thing Obama seems most
reticent to address.