Crapo Leads Effort to Stop Social Security Administration’s Backdoor Gun Grab

Washington, D.C. –Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is leading a group of 25 senators in calling on the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) to halt its plan to unfairly target the Second Amendment rights of millions of Social Security beneficiaries. In a letter to the SSA Acting Administrator, the senators call into question the Administration’s recently announced plan to begin reporting millions of Social Security beneficiaries to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Crapo says that flagging these individuals in the NICS database —a database designed to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, illegal or unlawful immigrants and others—is unnecessary and misguided.

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