Skip to comments.N.Y. bill would require social media, search history review for gun license
Posted on 11/26/2018 11:17:17 AM PST by Texas Fossil
NEW YORK A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New Yorks gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license.
State Senator Kevin Parkers bill would mandate that applicants provide investigators with their Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram passwords and access to their Google, Yahoo and Bing searches.
The Brooklyn Democrat wants investigators to look at the last three years of an applicants social media postings and a year of their search histories for any good cause for the denial of a license, such as racial slurs, threats of violence and terrorism-related posts.
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Most of my web searches are via duckduckgo.
There is no danger of me living in NY, but this is just more ComDem Insanity!
Several "authorities" have stated this bill will not pass Constitutional muster. Suspect they are right.
Why not demand all your computers, etc and put a Closed-circuit television in your home ,LOL
You’re right. It won’t pass constitutional muster.
“Imagine the time to research this? I average 12,000 Tweets per year over past 9 years. And my Twitter impressions run nearly 200,000 twitter impressions per month. “
They would probably use an adaptive artificial intelligence which could scan your entire history in seconds. However, it would reach a composite decision and not allow for humor, satire, or irony. Even if it pulled the “offending” quotes and assembled them into a report, they would be taken out of their context.
I suspect this plan runs afoul of so many constitutional protections that it won’t pass muster.
I suppose they have never heard of fake online social media accounts.
How many Donald Trumps are there on Twitter and Facebook?
Facts, details and complexities regularly escape the notice of virtue signalling leftists.
No mention in the article how they’d prove an applicant has a social media account or what would happen if the applicant denies “investigators” the right to log into their social media accounts.
Further, I believe it’s a violation of every social media platforms’ EULA to provide access to a social media account to anyone other than the person named on the account. There was some hullabaloo about this a few years ago when a high school demanded students provide their social media account passwords, IIRC.
And what about, say, elder gun enthusiasts, or ones in need of protection, who don’t do social media and have no search history? Can’t get a license?
This is an outrageous attack on the first and second amendments and our God-given inalienable rights. These people have absolutely no concept of why our nation was founded and what keeps us free. Or maybe they do and they’re simply traitors.
Best ever comment on the subject. Then I read it was you commenting and I could see why it was so spot on.
If they check accounts of Freepers they will see we’ve all lost our guns and reloading equipment in tragic boating accidents.
How about we look at the last three years of all the State Senators’, and State Assemblymens’ social media postings, and search history before they’re allowed to run for State or Federal office, or for reelection. Let’s throw in their State and Federal tax returns, their cell phone calls, text messages, and their emails while we’re at it.
Besides the sheer fascism of it all, NY Leftists goal is likely to tie legal gun-owners down in expensive, multi-year permitting processes.
Ping to my post at #13. The guy has an anger management problem.
Do you own a smart TV?
You may already have it.
Well, the ComDems don’t place much value in the Constitution.
They believe they are “above the law”.
We need a background check on this guy to make sure he’s mentally stable enough to wield the pen, a weapon mightier than a sword. In fact, we should run background checks on all reporters to ensure they’re not spies or traitors. /s
Think about the number of mass arrests with years of data analysis and no one is smart enough to decide who is guilty, or if anyone is.
It is truly a "
Brave Insane New World"
Interesting that Parker also attended “the New School.”
That place is a Neo-marxist training academy.
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