The New American: “Final rules on how the Social Security Administration (SSA) plans to prohibit its beneficiaries from owning firearms were published in early May, but it took several weeks for observers parsing the 41-page document to realize its implications for the Second and Fifth Amendments.
It was sold as impacting, on an annual basis, only about 75,000 beneficiaries receiving disability benefits, or 0.11 percent of the 65 million people already receiving checks from the system. This was to counteract the initial impression that the new rules would prohibit more than four million citizens from owning firearms because of mental health issues. As expressed by Alan Zarembo, writing for the anti-gun Los Angeles Times a year ago, “The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with [other] laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check Systems (NICS) … which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally, and others.”
That “others” category was about to get much larger: Anyone who has named a “representative payee” to receive his or her benefits. Initially it was designed to follow the Veterans Administration, which places the names of anyone “adjudicated as a mental defective” with the only criterion being that that beneficiary has appointed someone else as a fiduciary or “representative payer” to receive his benefits for him or her.
Opinion: There ya go. Government bureaucrats know that that to disarm America you first need to make them dependent on government. After that is is a piece of cake to create executive orders to expand the “others” category all under the banner of … wait for it …. “making our communities safer”
Another New American post from February 16, 2016 post titled “Fed’s seek Mental Health testing for All Children and Adults” said this: “Next time you visit your doctor, be careful how you respond to his questions, or you may just be branded “mentally ill” and subjected to “treatment.”
VA benefits, food stamps, disability payments, social security, welfare and mental health are about to all be connected to the right to bear arms.
What better way to confiscate guns, restrict the right to vote, and at the same time put our nation in a fog of anti-depressants and mood altering drugs.
“The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived” Revelation 18:23.
Pharmakeia (sorcery) is a form of the Greek root ‘magea’, or magic arts, from which we get our English words pharmacy, pharmacist, and pharmaceutical. Pharmakeia (sorcery) fundamentally has to do with drugs or medicine.
America will be disarmed and the Second Amendment will still be in effect.