Source: AAFP Washington, DC, Office
On February 15, the U.S. Senate approved a resolution (H.J.Res. 40) 57-43 to abolish a 2016 regulation requiring mentally ill Social Security Administration beneficiaries’ names be added into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the federal gun background check system.
The House approved the resolution on February 2 by a vote of 235-180.
The Senate’s approval clears the way for the President Trump’s signature. Once finalized, the gun background data requirement will be permanently eliminated unless Congress reinstates the policy as a federal law.