These Social Security Benefits Could Keep Some People From Buying Guns
A new rule could prevent people who receive Social Security benefits for mental illnesses from purchasing guns.By Ben Lawson | May 5, 2016
The Social Security Administration is proposing a rule that would keep people who receive disability benefits for mental illnesses from purchasing guns.
The plan involves the SSA reporting people who receive benefits for mental health conditions to the FBI's background check system.
The agency screens for several conditions, including schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, personality disorders and substance addiction disorders when deciding if a person is eligible for benefits.