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Report: CNN Falsely Claims Trump Ended Rule to Keep Guns from ‘Mentally Ill’

Breitbart [1]
August 5, 2019

CNN reportedly claimed that President Trump ended a rule to keep guns away from the “mentally ill.”

The Daily Wire reports [2] the claim was made by anchors Poppy Harlow and John Avlon, who suggested Trump “eliminated a proposed Obama-era regulation that would keep firearms out of the hands of the ‘mentally ill.’”

Trump actually repealed an Obama-era regulation–aka, the Social Security Gun Ban–which threatened Social Security recipients with forfeiture of their Second Amendment rights if they needed third party help with their finances. Breitbart News reported [3] that Trump signed the repeal of the ban on February 28, 2017. Establishment media outlets like NBC News immediately framed it [4] as an open door for the mentally ill to purchase guns, and CNN reportedly offered a similar description following the Texas and Ohio shootings.

The DC Examiner’s John Caruso tweeted:

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