NRA pushes against Obama’s plan to extend background checks to Social Security

Jared Morgan for reports:

The National Rifle Association is convinced the White House’s move to restrict some Social Security recipients from owning firearms will amount to the “largest gun grab in American history.”

Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, appeared on the lobby group’s radio program Cam & Co to decry the move meant to bar mentally ill persons from gun ownership by closing a loophole in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

….“This is literally the Obama Administration using one of the most respected and trustworthy federal programs in the history of federal programs against the people it’s there to serve,” Cox said.

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