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Social Security Benefit Coercion Targets 2nd Amendment

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posted on Jul, 19 2015 @ 06:30 AM
Naturally this has the ring of being more "comprehensive"......somehow.....even though we haven't heard of any Alzheimer patents wondering through the park with a loaded weapon lately. Nor have the fears about Vets paned out.

If Social Security, which has never participated in the background check system, uses the same standard as the VA, millions of its beneficiaries would be affected. About 4.2 million adults receive monthly benefits that are managed by "representative payees."

A wide net. Mostly, largely, cases that are absolutely absurd to the purported purpose of the intention. Save when we consider that this is simply much more of the foot getting in the door for the Feds to control firearms.

But critics — including gun rights activists, mental health experts and advocates for the disabled — say that expanding the list of prohibited gun owners based on financial competence is wrongheaded.

This wide net represents coercion and another slice of turf in the psychological war against, not guns, but the 2nd amendment. And although not mentioned in the article this sort of approach may end up making fiduciaries or other 3rd parties open to legal and civil action.

Gun rights advocates are unlikely to be the only opponents. Ari Ne'eman, a member of the National Council on Disability, said the independent federal agency would oppose any policy that used assignment of a representative payee as a basis to take any fundamental right from people with disabilities.

Chicago Tribune

posted on Jul, 19 2015 @ 07:10 AM
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