Constitutional rights are bad when granted to bad people.

Says the State of New York…

Democratic lawmakers in New York state are pushing a bill that would require gun purchasers to turn over to the state their social-media profiles and search histories.

According to a report by WKBW, the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, the bill drafted by two Brooklyn lawmakers, state Sen. Kevin Parker and Borough President Eric Adams, is in committee in Albany.

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

Do I even want to know how I’d go about “turning over my search history?” What if there’s a Facebook account I opened two years ago and just forgot about? Is omitting it from my “profile” a felony, or only a misdemeanor? What if I don’t use “social media?” Does that label me as a whacko right away?

Wow, maybe I should just avoid getting one of those scary “gun” things right from the start. I don’t want to be on a list or anything…

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3 Responses to Constitutional rights are bad when granted to bad people.

  1. Kentucky says:

    Since I refuse to allow the Washington Times to swamp me with ads in order to be allowed to read their article, I can only hope your quote contains the important bits. Thank you.

    Regarding the “turning over” crap . . . AIN’T NO WAY, NOHOW!!

  2. Norman says:

    @Kentucky: Firefox, Ad Blocker Plus and NoScript will solve all your advertising intrusion problems, and not just with the Washington Times. NoScript will require some continued devotion and attention, to use, so start with Ad Blocker Plus and see how far that gets you.

  3. Bear says:

    I’m writing a column on this. They’ve managed to achieve something worse than you think. To see your “internet search history” you have to “consent” to give them access to any device you use to communicate on the Internet… and all your logins. INCLUDING your computer/phone logins. If you use a work computer to check Twitter, you’ll have to turn over the password to that machine, too.

To the stake with the heretic!