Cornyn Votes to Repeal Obama-Era Rule Threatening Some Texans’ Second Amendment Rights

In: All News   Posted 02/15/2017

‘This is just another chapter in the same story that we heard last year… bureaucrats unilaterally taking away people's constitutional rights without even notifying them of the reason, much less without giving them an opportunity for a due-process hearing.’

WASHINGTON – Today a bipartisan coalition in the U.S. Senate voted to roll back a regulation issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA) during the Obama Administration that threatens to deny the 2nd Amendment rights of some Americans without due process. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks on the issue from yesterday are below, and video of his remarks can be found here

“The rule in question allows the Social Security Administration to report folks who may need help managing their money to the National Criminal Instant Background Check System, also known as NICS. 

“This is just another chapter in the same story that we heard last year when we successfully pushed back on the Veterans Administration for trying to do the same thing: bureaucrats unilaterally taking away people's constitutional rights without even notifying them of the reason, much less without giving them an opportunity for a due-process hearing. 

“Well, this isn't a small matter. We've got to make sure that the bureaucracies can't continue to infringe on fundamental rights guaranteed to all Americans.” 

More than 20 disability and civil rights groups are in support of the Congressional Resolution of Disapproval.  Supporters include: