The regulation instituted in the final days of the Obama administration required the SSA to share information about those who are considered incapable of managing their own disability benefits due mental illness.
The rule sought to limit the ability of those with mental illness to purchase guns immediately drew criticism from Republicans and the gun lobby.
Opponents of the rule claimed the broad range of mental illnesses that could be used to designate someone for the SSA database include conditions that should not stop a gun purchase.
The vote, which was cast along party lines, wound up 235-180.
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas rejoiced at the prospect of more mentally ill people owning guns admonished the Social Security Administration saying...
"The agency should be focused on serving all of its beneficiaries, not picking and choosing whose Second Amendment rights to deny"
Democrats simply stated the likely outcome of the rules repeal would only lead to more gun violence and deaths.
The Senate is expected to pass the National Rifle Association-backed measure soon and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it.
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