You Won’t Believe What NY is Requiring for Gun Permits

Last month the Supreme Court left the anti-gun leftists sore with its ruling on gun rights in various states. Now New York, one of the most crime-infested states run by liberals, has rushed to pass legislation that gives the authorities the right to inspect the social media history of gun owners in order to issue them permits to carry concealed firearms in public.

Conservative publications like The Federalist celebrated the Supreme Court ruling as a “huge win for the Constitution” for protecting the second amendment right to bear firearms for one’s self-defense. In the case of New York, the ruling decided that people had the right to bear arms in public for self-defense. As expected, this didn’t sit well with the left-wing leadership and administration of New York. So it sprung into action to make it difficult for gun owners to carry in public.

On July 1st, New York’s governor Kathy Hochul signed a law that obliges New Yorkers to share their social media history from the past three years in order to be considered for gun permits to carry concealed firearms in public. As reported in The Washington Examiner:

Those seeking gun permits would have to disclose both their active and inactive social media accounts from the past three years as well as provide references the state can contact to confirm their “good moral character.”

Good moral character? On what criteria do the Democrats assess one’s moral character to be eligible for carrying a gun? It’s not hard to imagine the political power grab behind this vindictive measure by the state. The revengeful nature of the new law stands out in the context of New York’s previous law that limited gun sales to only those who have a “legally recognized reason for wanting to possess or carry a firearm.” That law was deemed unconstitutional and struck down by the recent Supreme Court ruling. Hochul convened for a special session the very next day after the Supreme Court ruling to pass the new law restricting the right to carry guns in public.

The Federalist noted that carry permit holders aren’t mass shooters; they are just law-abiding responsible citizens and slapping them with restrictive laws against carrying in public is simply a political display of authoritarianism. Red Voice Media commented on the new law requiring social media history for carry permits, calling it an “early form of Chinese-style social credit in the United States.”
New York’s vindictive measure against gun owners comes at a time when the state is making nearly daily headlines for unchecked crime. As reported on Fox News (July 07, 2022), the overall incidence of crime in New York City has gone up by 31% compared to last June. With restrictions on carrying guns and attacks on the privacy of citizens, New York has further endangered the safety of its residents and emboldened criminals that the liberal administration has failed to control. In the left’s worldview, though, it’s considered progress.

Written by Ernest Dempsey


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  1. Thomas Paine wrote the essay called Common Sense, published in 1776, challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain. In this essay Paine wrote: “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.” Here we see how common sense has died and stupid sense now rules.

  2. I was in buffalo ny when those murders took place at tops, being deliberately disarmed by our ny government and made victims. And only to see more useless gun control laws passed that only to benefit criminals and a tyrannical state.

  3. Only NY tries this BS police should tell this wench they WILL NOT arrest any permit holders,when teenagers are shooting at cops an getting released why on earth should legal gun owners get arrested?SCOTUS needs to throw out this new attempt to deny the 2nd amendment ASAP

  4. But what if you have no social media accounts? Will they accept the positive feedback from my eBay account? I make products that I sell there and people seem to like me and I got over 1000

    ,,,,,,”Good Character”? WTF, Over. That knocks out Used Car Salesmen, Realtors, Union Leaders, most teachers, and ESPECIALLY Politicians. Now just who calls the shot. …. Will a note from a Priest or Rabbi work? How
    bout one from my Mom? She has known me all my life (If she were still alive anyway) I got the best one of all. How ’bout my bartender? He knows me better then my mom did. ———– These nimrods never cease to amaze me.

  5. I was in Buffalo, New York, during the time the killings took place at Hilltop. At that time, the victims were being purposefully disarmed by our state government.

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