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New York Bill Requires 'Social Media Check' Before Gun Purchases
I don't have to tell you how the left is on a quest to relieve us 'Muricans of all our guns. Lefties are hellbent on attacking the glorious Second Amendment any way they can. Now, in New York, they're trying to require every gun purchaser to undergo a social media check before they can buy.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope) today will unveil a legislative proposal that will authorize State Police and/or local law enforcement authorities such as the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to review three years of social media history, as well as of one year of internet search history, of any person purchasing a firearm.
Federally licensed dealers would do the social media and internet background check , as part of the regular background check process so as to identify any patterns of engaging in violent hate speech and/or posting threats of imminent violence to themselves or others as part of the criteria used in determining permit approval.
Yep, God help any Empire State gun owner if they're a connoisseur of subversive humor.
On the surface, this might not sound so bad. In practice, it's terrible. What's to say an edgy joke won't get you disqualified from buying a piece. "Let's see here. You're legally eligible to buy this Kimber. The background check shows you have no criminal history. Now, just log me into your Facebook and sit here while I go through your history. Uh-oh! Looks like you shared a 'free helicopter rides' meme back in August of 2017. Kiss your boomstick-buying privileges goodbye."
This bill is an invasion of privacy. Not to mention, it's beyond easy to bypass it. A homicidal loony could simply delete his social media before deciding to get his douche on. Problem solved. Meanwhile, you've got every law-abiding gun owner having to endure a metaphorical cavity search of their Facebook every time they want to add a new piece to their collection.
This is just another step toward making sure nobody is able to pack heat. The left can package their anti-boomstickery any way they like. We're not falling for it.
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