Did Trump Make It Easy for Mentally Ill People to Buy Guns? No.

Trump didn't make it easy for the mentally ill to buy guns

The left wing media has tried to capitalize on the Florida school shooting and claimed that Donald Trump made it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns.

Wow…

It’s simply false. But they haven’t let that stop them.

are you aware that one of the regulations you got rid of made it more difficult for mentally ill to get guns? https://t.co/r5lRKZHhnd

— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 15, 2018

— ABC News (@ABC) February 15, 2018

almost a year ago Trump signed a bill rolling back Obama measure making it harder for mentally ill to get guns

— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) February 15, 2018

A year ago today, the Senate rolled back an Obama regulation that would have prevented 75,000 severely mentally ill people from buying guns and put them “in the hands of people too mentally unstable to manage their own bank accounts” wrote @cliffschecterhttps://t.co/57YCKPDiqf

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 15, 2018

Actually, the opposite is true. Last year Trump killed a proposal that included a check on people’s disability status as part of the standard background check you go through when buying a gun. If this bill had passed, up to 80,000 people would have been denied their constitutional right to bear arms due to a piece of government red tape.

The bill made no sense and Trump did the right thing.

The Left wing media will never let the facts get in the way of a good story, but we know that by now. But if you have an ounce of critical thinking, please disregard this latest round of Trump-baiting nonsense. It simply doesn’t deserve the slightest ounce of respect.

Source

Reason.com

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