If you want to know what the consequences of red flag laws are just look at the state of New York.
Democrat Governor of New York Kathy Hochul has just signed a new law that will make New Yorkers seeking a gun license hand over their social media account handles.
Once the social media account information is handed over the authorities will then check and see if anything you posted is potentially a red flag.
The major problem with this new law is more than likely Democratic officials will be the ones to decide what is a red flag post (dangerous post) and what isn’t.
Among other things, New York's new rules will require people applying for a handgun license to turn over a list of their social media accounts so officials could verify their "character and conduct." https://t.co/ydv2yXLE2A
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 2, 2022
Fox News had more on the story:
New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a new gun control bill Friday after the Supreme Court ruled last week that the state’s rules that make it difficult for residents to obtain a concealed carry permit were unconstitutional.
The latest legislation was signed into law shortly after New York’s Democratic-controlled Legislature passed the proposal. Hochul had called the Legislature back to Albany on Thursday for an “extraordinary session” to work on the bill in response to the high court’s decision.
The law struck down by the Supreme Court stated that gun owners would have to demonstrate “proper cause” to receive a concealed carry license.
The new law will require people trying to purchase a handgun license to hand over a list of social media accounts they have maintained over the last three years, so officials can verify their “character and conduct.”
According to the measure, applicants must prove they have “the essential character, temperament and judgment necessary to be entrusted with a weapon and to use it only in a manner that does not endanger oneself and others.”
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 2, 2022
The Daily Wire shared these details:
Fresh off a Second Amendment rebuke from the U.S. Supreme Court, liberal New York lawmakers are seeking to use the social media accounts of handgun permit applicants to screen their worthiness.
Legislators in Albany on Friday approved an overhaul of state licensing regulations, adding a requirement that applicants hand over a list of their social media accounts dating back three years so their “character and conduct” can be verified. The move came after the high court said the Empire State had been unconstitutionally limiting people’s right to carry handguns.
“New Yorkers’ constitutional freedoms were just trampled on,” state Republican Chair Nick Langworthy said after both Democrat-majority chambers sent the measure to Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY), who promptly signed it into law.
Critics say the new requirements run afoul not only of the Second Amendment but also the First Amendment’s right to freedom of speech. The law is certain to draw legal challenges that could put New York’s gun restrictions right back in front of the Supreme Court.
Want a Handgun License in New York? You’ll Need to Show Them Your Social Media Accounts Then https://t.co/v5l5etGa6Q
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) July 2, 2022