You couldn’t make it up, really.
If this was the pilot of The West Wing, it would have been cancelled without going to air for being “too unrealistic”.
You won’t find a pic of Trump holding up this executive order with any pomp and ceremony of course, this one was done off-camera. Trump signed the order on February 28th 2017.
It was the second executive order he signed.
Obama’s rule, which was recommended following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was finalized in December 2016, required those receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses plus those who were deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check database.
Had the rule fully taken effect, around 75,000 people would be affected.
I guess he owed the gun rights people a lot for the $22 million they invested in his campaign.
Fast forward to October, and just take a look at Paul Ryan’s response to a reporter when asked if the gun laws should be changed in light of the 58 dead during the Las Vegas mass shooting…..
……yes, you heard that right. He just said “Often, underneath this, is a diagnosis of mental illness…”
So, let’s get this straight…..
Your president makes it easier for those with mental illness to buy guns, and then you blame mental illness instead of shitty gun laws when a nutjob kills 58 people and wounds over 500 more?
The thing is this…..
YOU CAN’T SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT MAKES IT EASIER FOR THOSE WITH A
MENTAL ILLNESS TO BUY A GUN….
THEN BLAME MENTAL ILLNESS FOR EVERY MASS MURDER THAT FOLLOWS….