New York Proposal would Check Social Accounts and Search History of Gun Buyers

The two lawmakers have started work in drafting legislation that would require everyone who attempts to purchase a firearm in the state of New York to turn over the last three years of their social media posts for scrutiny. Not only that, but the legislation would also require the would-be purchaser to turn over their internet search history from the same period of time.

Any speech that is deemed to be “hate speech” or merely offensive comments would be grounds to deny the sale of the firearm to the resident. What the proposed law fails to do is state what would be considered hate speech or offensive remarks.

“A three-year review of a social media profile would give an easy profile of a person who is not suitable to hold and possess a firearm,” Adams told WCBS Newsradio 880…

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Erich Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, accuses this proposed law and red flag laws of constitutional violations.

“What New York politicians are advocating is the total destruction of our constitutionally-protected rights,” Pratt told AmmoLand. “If the anti-gun Left is going to use Social Media to throw Due Process out the window and restrict people’s Second Amendment rights, then why stop there? Last year, a terrorist used a truck to perpetrate a total of 19 casualties in New York. Yet no one said, ‘We need to look at people’s Facebook account before they can drive a vehicle.’”

“That’s the hypocrisy. The anti-gun Left doesn’t care about ‘car violence’ — even though more people every year die from vehicles than guns,” Pratt went on to tell AmmoLand…

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