According to an editorial in the New York Times, the gun rule for the mentally ill being proposed would have required the social security administration to add nearly 75,000 people currently on disability support to the national background check database and deny them gun purchases. Radio talk show host Benjamin Dixon talks about this topic.

The Benjamin Dixon Show is a progressive talk radio, YouTube, podcast. The inaugural episode aired February 9, 2015. Since that time, Benjamin has established his voice as significant contributor and thought leader in Progressivism. He has interviewed distinguished guests including Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., Nina Turner, Shaun King, DeRay McKessen, Thomas Frank, Bakari Sellers and Adolph Reed. Benjamin also is the author of two books — God is Not a Republican & Lessons for My Son—and an eBook, Ten Life Changing Moments. Dixon is also the founder and editor of He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Political Science, and is approaching the end of his Doctoral program in International Development with a focus on International Security.