Just down in the trenches clearing up more fake news. This week you may have heard that the GOP removed background checks and restrictions against mentally ill people from purchasing guns. Not true, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at Twitter.
House voted to allow the mentally impaired to buy guns W/O background checks—For the GOP it's NRA > America's safety https://t.co/B8K3SaLpwW
— Rantt (@RanttNews) February 3, 2017
So @GOP have removed background checks so anyone with a serious mental illness can now buy a gun. Good luck America.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) February 3, 2017
GOP:Extreme vetting for refugees: 2 yrs isn't long enough!
Also GOP:Universal background checks are unconstitutional. Take a gun home today!
— L. Marie (@lindsaymcoleman) February 1, 2017
Here’s the real story. Last summer, one of Obama’s last moves in office was to further restrict gun purchases by people identified by the Social Security Administration as needing help with their financial management. It is this provision alone that the House rolled back with a vote of 235-138. The reasons and supporters are many. From the American Association of People with Disabilities:
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