"The NRA has been fighting this unconstitutional government overreach since it was first discussed and we look forward to swift congressional action to overturn it."The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, however, applauded efforts to submit information about "dangerously mentally ill individuals" for firearms background checks in a July comment on the rule, and encouraged the Social Security Administration to expand the rule to include beneficiaries who are dangerous, regardless of whether their payments are made to a third-party representative.The campaign said Wednesday it opposes Congressional action to repeal the rule."Ninety-three percent of Americans support Brady background checks that keep guns out of the dangerous hands," said Kris Brown, the campaign's policy director, in a Wednesday statement.Until relatively recently, this was the standard British English term for describing someone with physical and mental disabilities.But it's now been replaced by more recent terms such as , all of which are now likely to cause great offence.
But the term is still not widely used and some people have criticized it as being both over-euphemistic and condescending. This word came to be used as the standard term for referring to people with physical and mental disabilities from the 1960s onwards and it's still the most generally accepted term in both British and US English.It replaced terms which are now seen as unduly negative - such as handicapped - or as actively offensive, such as Although this usage is widespread, many people feel that it is dehumanizing and patronizing.They believe that it lumps all disabled people together in an undifferentiated group whose members are defined only by their disability.The language that is now considered suitable to refer to people with physical and mental disabilities is very different from that used a few decades ago.The changes are due partly to campaigns by organizations that promote the interests of particular groups of disabled people and partly to the public's increased sensitivity to the issues.