Trump signs bill revoking gun ban

US President Donald Trump has approved a bill that removes legal restrictions for people with severe mental illness to purchase firearms.

Trump quietly signed the legislation on Tuesday, days after it was approved by the Senate in a 57-43 vote.

The signing of the law was announced at the bottom of a White House press email about the president’s approval of a slew of new bills. No journalists were invited to the Oval Office for the occasion.

The law allows over 750,000 people, who are considered too mentally ill or otherwise unable to manage their own disability benefits, to freely purchase guns, rolling back limitations put in place by former president Barack Obama.

The Obama administration had required the Social Security Administration to report people in advanced stages of mental illnesses to the national background check system consulted by gun stores before selling someone a gun.

Obama’s regulations were finalized by the Social Security…

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