"Having a gun is not a way to keep a city safe."
Tell that to Eli freaking Dickens.
Criminals have been carrying guns in New York since the city was founded hundreds of years ago. No modern piece of Democratic legislation has ever stopped them. They simply walk in, shoot and kill as they please, and then try to get away before the beleaguered police department shows up.
But Eric Adams is smarter than those criminals and the God-given, Constitutionally enshrined right to self defense by keeping and bearing arms.
To that end, he's vowing to send bureaucrats to knock on the doors of people seeking to obtain a carry permit, as well as their neighbor's doors, so that the whole community can shame and harass them for wanting to protect life and property from criminals.
"And I think those are the same skills that's going to be used to look at not only social media but also knocking our neighbors' doors, speaking to people, finding out who this individual is that we are about to allow to carry a firearm in our city," said Adams, a former police captain.
Background checks will now require applicants to sit down for an in-person interview, submit four character references, a list of former and current social media accounts spanning the prior three years and disclose the names of their spouse or any other adults living in their home.
Permit renewals will also now be required every three years, instead of five years under the former law.
How Eric Adams reads the Constitution:
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