Posted February 15, 2017 3:55 pm by Comments

By James England

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate voted down a regulation that required people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to be reported into the FBI’s background check system. The former regulation, instituted under President Obama, effectively inhibited or outright prohibited those with mental health conditions and receiving social security benefits from being able to purchase firearms.

A similar bill was proposed in the House of Representatives and passed. The Senate has recently voted 57-43 against the regulation. President Trump will need to sign the bill into law before it will take effect.

On both sides of the aisle, there have been statements regarding whether or not the regulation was, indeed, a good or bad thing. The Senate Majority Whip for the Democrats argued that it was a feasible regulation and should have been revised, not repealed.

via Washington Times

“If there are problems with this rule, they can be addressed by fixing it,” said Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat. “But the Republican response is always repeal first.”

Republican Senator Charles E. Grassley, of Iowa, argued that the regulation violated people’s constitutional rights.

via Washington Times

“It results in reporting people to the gun ban list that …Read the Rest

Source:: Concealed Nation

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