The Associated Press reports:
New York would require people applying for a handgun license to turn over a list of their social media accounts so officials could verify their “character and conduct” under a bill headed toward passage Friday in the state Legislature.
The provision was part of a proposed redesign of the state’s firearms licensing laws hammered out by lawmakers after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down rules that had severely limited who could get a permit to carry a handgun outside their home.
Aaron Dorr, the executive director of the New York State Firearms Association, called the measure “the kind of bill that the Gestapo would be proud of” or “you’d see in Communist China.”
Read the full article. Rather obviously, people could easily remove any inflammatory posts before applying for the license.
New York would require people applying for a handgun license to turn over a list of their social media accounts so officials could verify their “character and conduct” under a bill being considered Friday by the state Legislature. https://t.co/7rDdbV9zNU
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 1, 2022
BREAKING: The New York State Senate passed legislation that would ban the concealed carry of guns in a “sensitive location,” including Times Square and all mass public transportation. https://t.co/G7pi3WsusF pic.twitter.com/DKaOAuKW4n
— ABC News (@ABC) July 1, 2022
Times Square is among ‘sensitive locations’ where guns will be banned in N.Y. after the Supreme Court ruling
Could include subways, buses, gov’t buildings, houses of worship, schools, libraries, playgrounds, parks + zoos, homeless shelters, polling placeshttps://t.co/ArwiSXsVZE
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 1, 2022