Owning guns in Idaho, like the rest of the country, is a way of life. Guns can be heirloom pieces, means of supplementing someone's food supply, or a way to get outdoors and have some fun.

But the Obama administration is again launching an attack against gun owners across the country, and the leader in fighting back is a senator from Idaho.

President Obama is trying to submit senior citizens' names and records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in an effort to take guns away from senior citizens who he believes could be a danger to themselves and others.

On the surface this doesn't seem like such a bad thing. Should mentally disabled people be allowed to have weapons that can kill other people? No, but the issue is stickier.

In essence, President Obama is using the Social Security Administration's system of determining if an aged person needs help to also mean that person is disqualified for owning a gun. The process works like follows.

The Social Security Administration routinely appoints people to act as "representative payees" for elderly people who need assistance in managing their finances. Obama wants to identify these people who have representative payees and force them to turn in their guns.

But the problem, according to Idaho Senator [score]Mike Crapo[/score], is that only someone who the court has determined is "mentally deficient" can have their guns seized by the state.

Obama is trying to circumvent the law, again, by ignoring the courts and simply stepping in to take away the guns from people with representative payees.

Thankfully Crapo has worked with other senators to recognize Obama's malfeasance and is working to pass a law that would make the circumvention of the courts in this instance illegal.

Obama and the liberals will never give up, it seems. Thank goodness that there are people out there like Senator Crapo who are fighting for our rights.

h/t: Conservative Tribune

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