The proposed rule change would mean that Social Security recipients could have their guns confiscated if they’re “unable to manage their own affairs.”
While most would agree that people who are severely mentally unstable or incompetent probably shouldn’t have guns, where will the government draw the line? If you’re bad at keeping a budget or forget where you left your keys? Unfortunately, we can probably count on the government to use the most intrusive standard possible. All the more reason to prepare and save for your own retirement, rather than relying on the government to take care of you.