Proposed NY Law Requires Potential Gun Buyers To Turn Over Social Media Info

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Revised Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution : The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized, except in New York State. The gun-grabbers in New York state have outdone themselves this time. In a proposed new legislation restricting personal freedoms, a person who wants to purchase a firearm, or renew a permit for a firearm – one will have to turn over their Internet search history and their social media passwords! Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Sen. Kevin Palmer’s proposal would allow authorities to review three years of social media history and one year of internet search history of any person seeking to purchase a firearm. “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 fire arm,” Adams explains. The two are hoping to identify any hate speech on social media profiles, which are often revealed only after someone is arrested in a mass shooting. “If the police department is reviewing a gang assault, a robbery, some type of shooting, they go and do a social media profile investigation,” Adams said. This has to be a violation of the Fourth Amendment protection from unreasonable search […]

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