After Vegas Shooting, Liberals Say Republicans Voted to Give Guns to the Mentally Ill – That’s a Total Lie!

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The fake news machine is out in full force since the horrific shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night. The finger has thus far been pointed at the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Republican Party, and Trump voters, which just goes to show you how desperate the political left is to politicize tragedy.

What role could the NRA have possibly played in the shooting? If your answer is “none whatsoever,” congratulations on the correct response! Even Hillary Clinton couldn’t directly blame the NRA, but pondered just how much worse things could be if the gun rights group had their way!

Should someone tell her that gun “silencers” don’t actually silence the sound of a firearm like in the movies? The discharge of a firearm will still be loud enough to cause ear damage with a silencer equipped if one doesn’t wear proper ear protection.

There was also a crowd of people calling for a ban on automatic weapons.

Lucky them, automatic weapons have been banned for decades now. The main federal law governing fully automatic weapons is called the National Firearms Act, or NFA, and was first enacted in 1934. After some revisions, the NFA currently makes it illegal for any private civilian to own any fully automatic weapons manufactured after May 19, 1986. Only registered Class 3 FFLs may make them, and then only for purchase by qualified state and federal agencies. It’s not even legal to make replacement parts for pre-1986 automatic weapons.

As the National Review reported back in February in an article that had to be titled “No, the GOP Did Not Just Repeal the Background Check System or Give Guns to the Mentally Ill” because of the insane amount of fake news, author Charles Cooke noted, “The House did indeed reverse an Obama-era rule yesterday afternoon, but that rule was neither ‘gun-buyers must obtain background checks’ nor ‘the mentally ill are barred from buying guns,’ and the measure was by no means an NRA initiative. The NRA was supportive, of course — that’s why it exists. But so was the American Civil Liberties Union. So were a host of disability groups. So was much of the medical community. And, unusually for a Second Amendment question, this one didn’t break down along the usual political lines. And why would it, given the details?”

Cooke continued, writing, “Here’s the American Association of People with Disabilities explaining what was at stake: ‘This rule would require the Social Security Administration to forward the names of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit recipients who use a representative payee to help manage their benefits due to a mental impairment to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).’ Or, in layman’s terms: The rule would have allowed bureaucrats within one of our federal agencies to bar American citizens from exercising a constitutional right — and on the highly questionable grounds that to be incapable of managing one’s finances is, by definition, to be a ‘mental defective.’”

Among the criteria one could be flagged as mentally ill over? Not being good at handling money.

Yes, the media took the repeal of a law that prevented some elderly people from purchasing guns and turned that into “Republicans want the mentally ill to get guns.”

And they wonder why nobody trusts them.

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Gary Maher
Gary Maher has been writing seriously since 2010 and professionally since 2013. He has written professionally for three newspapers and seven websites. He also writes short stories and novels on the side. He maintains a staunch Republican mindset and believes the country is in desperate need of a conservative overhaul, and helped get Donald Trump elected President in 2016.