New York State Bill Would Require Handgun License Applicants To Supply Social Media Accounts For Review

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.