Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Obama uses last weeks to grab guns from seniors
by Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
In what the NRA is calling "Obama's attempt to implement the largest gun grab in American history," senior citizen veterans on Social Security very well may have their Constitutional right to own guns stripped from them. Approximately 177,000 military veterans have been snared by this gun grab already as the VA has implemented a program which prohibits vets owning a firearm if they collect Social Security and have a "representative payee assigned to their accounts to help them manage their payments and receipts."
By this method, the Obama federal bureaucracy will effectively implement just what the US Supreme Court decision in the McDonald v. City of Chicago prohibits! An Army vet, Otis McDonald will go down in history as the senior citizen who stood up to the Chicago machine to bring down the city’s 30 year gun ban. When gangs and drug dealers prompted constant fear in his Morgan Park, Chicago neighborhood, the 76 year old son of Louisiana sharecroppers joined with three other plaintiffs to sue the Windy City which had adopted the toughest gun laws in the country. Richard Pearson, CEO of the Illinois' Rifle Association, highly praised Mr. McDonald for his courage in the successful fight that saw the US Supreme Court say NO to decades of unconstitutional legislation from Chicago’s corrupt political bosses.
An interview with Mr. McDonald's widow by Chicago Tribune reporter Dahleen Glanton brought up an even deeper reason for the senior citizen's legal quest. "After slavery was abolished, states adopted 'black codes' that kept guns out of the hands of freed blacks," said McDonald. He saw a similar injustice being done for decades to members of his race in the city of the criminal Mayors Daley whose radical, anti-gun policies were harming the very citizens our Constitution was written to protect.
And now Obama will do what the Supreme Court told Chicago it may not. If these "representative payee" loopholes allow the federal government to designate certain SSI recipients as "mental defectives," bureaucratic doublespeak will complete an end run around the Second Amendment. As Breitbart contributor AWR Hawkins puts it, "the SSA, for the first time in its history, will be co-opted into the federal government's gun control apparatus." Social Security recipients will have to choose between continuing to receive checks and exercising their fundamental, Second Amendment-guaranteed right to own a firearm. And make no mistake—had Hillary Clinton been elected, the choice between receiving Social Security and owning a firearm would have been forced upon EVERY senior in the nation.
The character of a man—and especially a president--can be judged by how he treats the most vulnerable; the babies, the children and the elderly. Barack Obama is working to render senior citizens defenseless by forcing them to choose between their financial subsistence and the ability to defend themselves via this SSA maneuver leaves them at the mercy of both the amateur criminals who make up street gangs and the professionals who work as federal bureaucrats.
If Donald Trump is serious about draining the swamp which is Washington, DC, the entirety of Barack Hussein’s treasonous, criminal legacy must be overturned in the first 100 days of the new administration. This unconstitutional, Social Security abomination should take center stage.