House Votes To End Restriction Affecting People With Mental Illnesses

House Votes To End Restriction Affecting People With Mental Illnesses
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US lawmakers has decided to end the rule that attempted to keep guns out of the hands of people who suffer from mental illness.

The vote to repeal the regulation was 235-180. This is an apparent effort to improve gun ownership under President Trump. The background checks rule established the criteria the Social Security Administration will follow when forwarding names to the criminal background check system. The rule affected nearly 75,000 Social Security recipients diagnosed with mental health conditions, such as extreme anxiety and schizophrenia, who are incapable of managing their own affairs.

President Obama issued the regulations in his final months in the Oval Office. The checks required the Social Security Administration to relay names of individuals into a database of citizens who are ineligible to purchase a firearm

 

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