New York bill would force gun purchasers to submit social media history.

By |2018-11-24T07:52:04-08:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

“Let’s see you post about wanting to murder people in a shopping mall, and now you want to buy this high powered rifle. Please stand your crazy ass over in the corner while we call the authorities.”

Courtesy of WHAM:

People applying for a pistol permit or renewing a license could have their social media accounts and internet history reviewed. It’s part of a newly proposed bill in the New York State Senate.

State Senator Kevin Parker of the 21st District introduced Senate Bill 9191 in attempts to keep firearms out the hands of people who may be violent.

The measure requires, “social media and search engine reviews prior to the approval of an application or renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver; requires a person applying for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver or a renewal of such license to consent to having his or her social media accounts and search engine history reviewed and investigated for certain posts and/or searches over a period of 1-3 years prior to the approval of such application or renewal; defines terms.”

This, as lawmakers and authorities around the country look for ways to prevent mass shootings.

The bill asks those applying for a gun license or renewing one to give up their log-ins and passwords to social media accounts for open searches going back three years; internet search histories would go back one year.

Okay while I applaud the idea of wanting to make sure that guns were not falling into the hands of people who might then go on a shooting spree, I do not think that a law could be passed to force people to hand over their search histories, or social media passwords. 

For one thing, it would probably end gun sales overnight, as nobody wants to share their porn watching history with the authorities. 

And second, since these people would not be under criminal investigation there is no good reason to invade their privacy so completely. 

Now I could see a law being passed where they might have to share the link to their Facebook and other social media accounts, but not their search histories and passwords. 

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6 Comments

  1. Whatevs November 25, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Nope. It would be far too easy to hide profiles. The search engine shows what someone in interested in. Right wing extremist white nationalist searches? How to massacre and get away with it. And you’re not an FBI agent, a journalist or a college professor or student doing research, yeah those would be red flags

  2. Anon November 25, 2018 at 7:21 am

    The current Court led by chief justice John Roberts has been known for rulings rolling back progressive legislation, including the 2010 Citizens United ruling that legalized unlimited corporate spending on independent political efforts. That decision has animated progressives across the country along with the 2013 Shelby County decision overturning part of the Voting Rights Act, which similarly drew broad condemnation.”

    “20th-century rulings led by chief justice Earl Warren’s court and and the early years of chief justice Warren Burger’s term in office that progressives have long sought to defend ― the end of segregation, the ban on compulsory school prayer and the legalization of abortion ― galvanized conservative Christians into a political bloc within the Republican Party. They were joined by business conservatives looking to roll back rules and regulations established from the New Deal through the consumer safety and environmental protections of the 1970s.
    The fervent opposition to these court rulings led to a better understanding among grassroots conservatives of the court as a political entity that could be changed over time. It also birthed a decadeslong campaign to remake the court as the conservative bulwark it had been for most of its history.

    In the past two months, progressives have started a similar debate on how to reform the court in opinion pieces, legal white papers, roundtables and partisan activism efforts.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/supreme-court-kavanaugh-gorsuch_us_5bf806e3e4b0771fb6b8489a

    • OK November 25, 2018 at 7:39 am

      ““There is a vast left-wing conspiracy that has been going on since the president [Trump] won this election,” Bossie insisted. “All throughout the transition and through his first two years.”

      “A vast left-wing conspiracy, similar to what Hillary Clinton used about a right-wing conspiracy,” he added as host Wallace interrupted him by saying, “Which incidentally didn’t turn out to be true.”

      “No, it was true,” Bossie corrected the Fox News host. “Chris, there was an effort by the conservative movement to undermine PRESIDENT Clinton.”

      David Bossie, it should be noted, was behind the Citizens United case, which was based on a movie attacking Hillary Clinton.”<MOTHERFUCKER

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/watch-trump-adviser-david-bossie-stuns-fox-news-host-copping-vast-right-wing-conspiracy-clintons/

  3. Anonymous November 25, 2018 at 7:28 am

    How I loathe that pic of I’m-so-hot Lahren. In her own mind perhaps.

    • Old Redneck November 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      I’m waiting for the day when the human blow-up doll tries a quick draw with that pistol stuck in her belt and shoots herself in her . . . in her . . . in her . . . hmmmm . . . private parts !!!!

  4. Anony Moose November 25, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Gryphen,
    Would you please photo-shop a bag over Tomi’s head? I can’t stand to look at the dumb bitch.

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