The Republican-controlled House is making a first effort to strengthen gun ownership under President Donald Trump.
Lawmakers are moving toward scrapping an Obama administration rule requiring gun background checks for Social Security recipients mentally incapable of managing their own affairs.
The regulation was issued in the final months of President Barack Obama’s term. It’s one of a handful congressional Republicans were rolling back, knowing they had a new ally in the White House.
On guns, Obama’s rule required the Social Security Administration to forward the names of certain disabled beneficiaries for a database of individuals ineligible to purchase a firearm.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.