Aug 11 2015
Boozman Joins Colleagues to Call on Social Security Administration to Shelve Firearm Background Checks Proposal
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined with twenty-five of his colleagues to urge Carolyn Colvin, the Acting Director of Social Security Administration (SSA), to drop the agency’s plan to deny Second Amendment rights of Americans who receive Social Security and disability benefits and use a representative payee to handle their finances.
According to news reports, the SSA is currently in the planning stages of implementing a new policy to report Social Security recipients who fall into this category to the National Instant Criminal Background (NICS).
“This proposal could strip millions of law-abiding Americans of their constitutional rights. It is yet another misguided overreach on the Obama Administration’s part,” Boozman said.