Behind The Claim That Trump Made It Easier For Mentally Ill To Buy Guns

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

Following Sutherland Springs, the gun control crowd crowed on and on about how President Trump made it easier for mentally disturbed people to buy guns. It was repeated by almost every news agency out there and thus repeated by people whose only understanding of guns and gun rights comes from the mainstream media. Gun rights advocates have had to address this elephant in the room from almost the moment news broke about the killer’s background.

Yet none of it is accurate. Not really.

Yes, President Trump did sign an executive order reversing an Obama era rule that barred certain parties from being able to buy guns, but it was the Obama policy that was screwed up.

The regulation in question was adopted in December 2016 and went into effect on January 18, 2017, after the election of President Trump but before his inauguration two days later. Compliance with

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