Trump SECRETLY Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

Trump signed the bill just hours before speaking to congress (Photo: REUTERS)

Julie Telgenhoff| This is a great victory for those who understand why the 2nd amendment was put into place by the US founding fathers. Why so secret?

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.

The rule added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check database. Had the rule fully taken effect, the Obama administration predicted it would have added about 75,000 names to that database.

So here’s my question. Why, in the past, has President Trump published photographs of him signing nearly every new law and executive order he’s pushed through. But not with this one???

It’s not like the majority rule was against this new law. Last week both the House and Senate passed the new bill, H.J. Res 40, revoking the Obama-era regulation which gave Trump the option to veto the bill rather than to sign it into law. So why the secrecy?

Mirror Online Reports:

Donald Trump signed into law a bill scrapping gun regulations introduced after the Sandy Hook massacre yesterday, without fanfare or publicity.

Of the three bills and two executive orders the President signed yesterday, it was the only one done without a ceremony or photoshoot.

Just hours later, Trump delivered a speech to congress condemning shootings and violent crime.

He quietly rolled back a law, brought in by Barack Obama, which added people receiving benefits for mental illness and people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to a national background check database.

It was brought in by Obama in 2013 in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school which claimed the lives of 20 young children and six others.


The National Rifle Association’s Chris Cox applauded Trump’s action, saying it “marks a new era for law-abiding gun owners, as we now have a president who respects and supports our arms.”

But while Trump has proudly held press photocalls for almost every bill and executive order he’s signed into law – this one was endorsed behind closed doors.

Yesterday, he held a ceremony and invited the media to watch him sign two bills aimed at promoting women in NASA and entrepreneurship.

Trump proudly signing the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act and the The Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers Women Act (Photo: AFP)

And he signed two executive orders – one rolling back Obama’s clean water regulations, the other aimed at bolstering historically African American universities.

He held ceremonies for both. (See Below Photos)

Trump signs an executive order to bolster historically black colleges and universities (Photo: AFP)

Trump signs the the Waters of the US (WOTUS) executive order, aimed at killing the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule (Photo: AFP)

The bill was signed just hours before the clock ran out on constitutional rules demanding bills be dealt with in 10 days, and by the time it was made public, attention was drawn elsewhere.

If you have any speculations as to why President Trump was so secret about signing this bill that scrapped Obama-era gun regulations into law, please give us your feedback. Thanks ….