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GUNS/SECOND AMENDMENT:  B




2/28/17: President Trump signed a repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun control law. The Obama administration said the rule required the Social Security Administration (SSA) to submit records of "mentally disabled people" to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Why does President Trump get a B for this move? Well the problem with Obama's law was that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons — from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an unspecified “condition,” or “disease”, potentially banning older people who live on Social Security from owning a gun just because they can’t handle their own financial affairs. The beneficiaries who catch the SSA’s attention — by just having someone help with finances — could have found themselves the subject of an SSA attempt to determine mental health status. So the ban was not just for "mentally disabled people".