Social Security Gun-Reporting Reversal Headed to Trump


The U.S. Senate (57-43) and the U.S. House of Representatives (235-180) have both passed H.J.Res.40, important gun-owners’ rights legislation that now heads to President Donald Trump.

The measure would block the implementation of an Obama-era rule under which the Social Security Administration (SSA) would report the names of tens of thousands of beneficiaries annually to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to prohibit them from purchasing firearms.

Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress is permitted to overrule a federal regulation, within a 60-day window, using an expedited legislative procedure that is not subject to the Senate’s filibuster rule.

See our previous reporting on the subject here, here, and here.

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