Nullifies a rule that would have added certain individuals to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
This joint resolution nullifies the “Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007” rule finalized by the Social Security Administration on December 19, 2016. The rule implements a plan to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System the name of an individual who meets certain criteria, including that benefit payments are made through a representative payee because the individual is determined to be mentally incapable of managing them. (Current law prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and purchase or possession by a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective.)
Original sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]
Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll077.xml
Related bill: HR 5225 (Has not yet passed the House)