New York residents who apply for a gun permit will have to give investigators their social media accounts so they can be judged on their "character and conduct"
· · Jul 3, 2022 ·

New York's ridiculous gun laws got absolutely slapped by the Supreme Court last month, so of course they're planning to do this sort of thing now:

New York lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul Friday of the state's handgun licensing rules, seeking to preserve some limits on firearms after the Supreme Court ruled that most people have a right to carry a handgun for personal protection. ...

Among other things, the state's new rules will 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."

Applicants will have to show they have "the essential character, temperament and judgment necessary to be entrusted with a weapon and to use it only in a manner that does not endanger oneself and others."

Haha yeah I'm gonna go ahead and make the call on this one:

I'm not sure you can institute a "character and conduct" requirement for a literal constitutional right and expect the Supreme Court not to absolutely nuke it from orbit. It's like they're just doing this to be childishly spiteful.

Oh but don't worry the rest of the law is totally reasonable:

People applying for a license to carry a handgun will also have to provide four character references, take 16 hours of firearms safety training plus two hours of practice at a range, undergo periodic background checks and turn over contact information for their spouse, domestic partner or any other adults living in their household.

Live look at Clarence Thomas being told about New York's new gun laws:

The next court session is gonna be interesting!

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