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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Congress approves CRA repeal of Obama gun regulation — with ACLU’s blessing « Hot Air

Two month ago, the Obama administration pushed a new regulation that stripped some Social Security disability recipients of their right to purchase firearms. At the time, advocates for the regulation insisted it would keep the mentally ill from possessing deadly weapons, but the regulation allowed the Social Security Administration carte blanche in taking away recipients’ constitutional rights, regardless of mental illness was present or not, and provided no due process to the recipients. That unchecked authority brought the NRA and the ACLU together in opposition.


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