Associated Press February 28, 2017 at 10:14 PM EDT
Trump signs order loosening gun restrictions
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from buying guns.
The rule was part of former President Barack Obama’s push to strengthen the federal background check system in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut shooting.
It required the Social Security Administration to send in the names of beneficiaries with mental impairments who also need a third-party to manage their benefits.
|President Donald Trump holds up H.R. 225 after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House, in D.C. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters|