IL Bill Would Require Access To Social Media Accounts Before Gun Buy
By Tom Knighton
When a New York lawmaker proposed a bill that would require potential gun buyers to hand over access to their social media accounts, a lot of us were outraged. However, amongst our outraged emotions, there was also the idea in a lot of minds that this was an idea too stupid to catch on.
After all, the pitfalls of something like this are readily apparent, even to the most ardent anti-gunner, right? I mean, if we start restricting rights based on what we’ve put on social media, clearly this could have dire ramifications that no one would want.
Well, the joke’s on me, because another ant-gun jackwagon saw that and thought, “You know what we need in Illinois? That!”
An Illinois bill would require potential gun buyers to reveal their public social media accounts to state police before being approved for firearm licenses.
The bill, sponsored by two Democratic lawmakers, aims to keep weapons out of the hands of people who have made threatening or alarming comments on social media, CBS 2 Chicago reported Wednesday.
“A lot of people who are having mental health issues will often post on their social media pages that they’re about to hurt themselves or others,” …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms