Protecting the 2nd Amendment Rights of Individuals with Disabilities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced its proposed rulemaking to limit gun ownership for certain Social Security disability beneficiaries, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement:
“Contrary to President Obama’s disdain for our Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, many Americans still very much value their right to bear arms. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the President is now targeting certain Social Security disability beneficiaries. This is wrong, which is why I am committed as ever to moving forward with my bill, the Social Security Beneficiary 2nd Amendment Rights Protection Act (H.R. 3516). This commonsense legislation stops any decisions made by President Obama’s Social Security Administration from being used to take away a person’s 2nd Amendment rights.
“Social Security has no business stripping people of their Constitutional rights. We need to protect the rights of all Americans, including individuals with disabilities.”
The proposed rule will remain open for public comment for 60 days, at which time the SSA will review the comments before deciding whether to move forward with a final rule.