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Election Day 2016: Donald Trump Speaks After Becoming 45th President

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Donald Trump and his camp are making guns available again.

CNN reports that the Republican-led House voted Thursday to repeal an Obama-era regulation that required the Social Security Administration to disclose information about people with mental illness to the national gun background check system. The House vote of 235-180 could undo the block on some recipients of disability benefits from buying guns.

Barack Obama‘s rule sought to limit the ability of those with mental illness to purchase guns, but it drew criticism for casting too wide a net and not providing the opportunity for due process. Democrats complained that Trump’s repeal of the rule, which was adopted in the waning days of the Obama administration, will lead to more gun violence.

However, the Senate is expected to pass the National Rifle Association-backed measure sooner rather than later and Trump is expected to sign it.

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