A pro-gun rights group is warning that the Obama administration's plan to restrict firearms to Social Security recipients who may be mentally impaired is just the latest plan from President Obama to infringe on people's Second Amendment rights before he leaves office.

The Los Angeles Times has reported that the administration is considering a move to block gun ownership rights from people if they are deemed to be incapable of handling their own financial affairs. Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), said that change could "disqualify millions of people from owning firearms and might prevent many others from seeking help."

"It's unconscionable that someone who might have problems balancing a checkbook or managing their finances would suddenly find himself or herself stripped of their right to keep and bear arms," Gottlieb said in a press release Monday. His group is "dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms," according to its website.

According to the LA Times report, the administration wants to take information from the Social Security Administration on who can no longer handle their financial matters, and report it to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is designed to prevent the sale of firearms to drug addicts, felons, illegal immigrants and others. Opponents of that move say the administration is making the mistake of saying that people in the former group are dangerous.

"Someone can be incapable of managing their funds but not be dangerous, violent or unsafe," Dr. Marc Rosen, a Yale psychiatrist who has studied how veterans with mental health problems manage their money, told the LA Times. "They are very different determinations."

Gottlieb said he is bothered that the administration seems to be equating Social Security recipients with the groups NICS does not allow to buy guns.

"That's not simply insulting, it's insidious, because who knows where this could lead?" he said in the press release. "What's next? Will they take away someone's right to vote, claiming they're not competent?"

There is currently no standard method for determining whether someone who collects Social Security is competent enough to own a gun.

The Obama administration appears to be taking a cue from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which reports who is unable to manage his or her own pensions or disability payments and assigns him or her a "representative payee" to handle all financial decisions, according to the LA Times report.

If the administration enacts a similar policy on Social Security recipients, it could affect about 4.2 million adults who receive Social Security payments that are managed by a fiduciary, according to the report.

"What may seem reasonable to people who reflexively support any and all gun control is really just one more effort by the Obama White House to erode Second Amendment rights any way they can," Gottlieb said. "Taking away someone's Second Amendment rights because they can't manage their finances is wrongheaded and repugnant."