New York State Senator Proposes Bill to Require Gun Buyers to Submit Social Media Profiles and Internet Search Histories

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New York state Senator Kevin Parker and Brooklyn borough President Eric Adams drafted a bill that would require anyone who wants to buy a firearm to submit their social media profiles  and their internet search history, going back as far as three years, for review before buying a gun.  James Tresmond, a gun rights lawyer, said it violates the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and the 14th Amendment. 

New gun legislation proposes that anyone who wants to buy a firearm would need to submit their social media profiles and search history for review before buying a gun.

Officials would be able to review up to three years worth of search history.

The bill was drafted by state Senator Kevin Parker and Brooklyn borough President Eric Adams.

“There should be more restrictions on how guns are purchased. We should have more background checks,” Paul McQuillen, director of the Buffalo chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, said.

He said that the NYAGC isn’t ready to back the bill yet, but he does think it could be beneficial.

“We’ve obviously seen some of the mass shooters have a social media history that should have sent red flags,” he said.

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