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senate Bill S. Joint Res. 14

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

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Official Title

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

Summary

This joint resolution nullifies the “Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007” rule finalized by the Social Security Administration on December 19, 2016. The rule implements a plan to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System the name of an individual who meets certain criteria, including that benefit payments are made through a representative payee because the individual is determined to be mentally incapable of managing them. (Current law prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and purchase or possession by a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective.)

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      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedJanuary 30th, 2017
    Transparency is absolutely key. Besides, if certain mentally disabled people cannot do regular things or function on their own, why should they be allowed a lethal weapon? If we are to stop the disturbing trend of gun violence, we need to ensure that the people obtaining guns have been properly vetted. This bell impedes our criminal justice system.
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    Mentally ill people should not have access to guns because they may harm themselves or others.
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