Hoeven Votes to Protect Second Amendment Rights of Social Security Recipients with Disabilities

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today joined his colleagues in voting to repeal the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) final rule that would have effectively barred firearm purchases for certain individuals who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, including those who rely on a representative payee. The resolution of disapproval passed the Senate, repealing the SSA rule under the Congressional Review Act. 

“This rule infringed on the constitutional rights of citizens who pose no threat to themselves or others,” Hoeven said. “We can find common ground to make our communities safer, but in the process of doing so we must not unfairly restrict those who have not committed a crime and are not a danger to the community.”