The Obama Administration is innovative. Previous administrations bridled by the Constitution have been comparatively ineffective at implementing their agendas. The far-more expedient process for enacting a presidential agenda is simply to ignore the rule of law- a shortcut that Obama has embraced repeatedly during his shameful time as our president.
The modern crusade against civilian gun ownership and the Second Amendment that protects such ownership is not rooted in the traditional aboveboard style of gun control legislation passed via a legislative body. The new method of eradicating the Second Amendment is to chip-away at the Second Amendment by redefining who is and who is not deemed fit for the responsibility of gun ownership.
Already, 260,000 American veterans have been stripped of their right to bear arms under the flimsy pretense that because they have the VA affairs handled by a third party, they are mentally unfit for the rigors of gun ownership.
Now, the Obama Administration’s Social Security Administration (SSA) is looking to implement a similar policy to strip the Second Amendment protections from potentially millions of law-abiding Americans.
The SSA proposed the rule change in the Federal Register on Thursday. The plan calls for the SSA to snitch to the FBI’s background check system to reveal if Social Security recipients have any hint of a “mental health issue.”
This disclosure could prohibit the recipient from purchasing or legally owning firearms without any due process. The plan does place the burden on the recipient to appeal the revocation of their rights, however, in a reversal of everything our justice system stands for.
For those who missed basic government classes in school, our Constitutional rights are ironclad rights- not privileges. Even if we accept these rights as revocable, such revocation of our rights demands due process that begins from a presumption of innocence.
This plan operates in an exactly opposite manner. It revokes the right of citizens who have done nothing wrong and allows for them to fight like hell to retrieve the rights that were stolen.
Keep this in mind the next time Democrats lecture about the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of the “mentally ill.” If we allow the government to keep the “mentally ill” from owning guns and then allow that same government to determine who is and who is not “mentally ill,” we have done nothing but allow the government to decide who can and cannot own firearms.