Since August of 2015, Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, has taken a stance against the Social Security Administration’s action to provide names of Social Security recipients to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Neil W. McCabe, from Breitbart, has confirmed that Senator Manchin will continue his support by voting to overturn this overreach of the SSA. This will eliminate pending restrictions of the right to bear arms on some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens.
In a statement released on Manchin’s website, the senator said:
As a law-abiding gun owner, hunter, card-carrying life member of the NRA and Second Amendment advocate, I have always supported a West Virginian’s right to bear arms. This potential overreach by the Social Security Administration is a blatant infringement on the Second Amendment rights of millions of Americans. The assumption by the SSA that seniors and individuals with certain disabilities are a threat to society is both inaccurate and misguided and should not be grounds to revoke someone’s constitutional rights. That is why I joined my colleagues in strongly urging the Administration to end efforts to move forward with this proposal.
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