Cancel that check! Bette Midler just found out that ACLU, NRA both backed ‘guns for the mentally ill’

Along with Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union was among those organizations enjoying a windfall of donations following the election of Donald Trump, not to mention high-profile support: blue ACLU ribbons were the must-have accessory at this year’s Oscars. Still, the ACLU has an ugly secret that liberals either don’t know or don’t want to talk about: it and the NRA found some common ground when it came to that legislation that tiedSocial Security Administration data into background checks and made some disturbingly broad assumptions about mental fitness. It’s not much more complicated than that, although liberals like Rachel Maddow exactly whom you’d think would champion due process and fight the stigmatization of the mentally ill as violent couldn’t stop squawking that the striking of Obama-era legislation was intended“specifically for mentally ill people to get guns.”

It looks like it took a couple of weeks for Bette Midler to catch up on the liberal narrative, and she’s put the ACLU on notice.

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