Proposed gun laws include 'character and conduct' social media check

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What happened to 2A and innocent until proven guilty I’m sure there are others.

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No Facebook or Twitter account in good standing?
Denied!

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The core of the Bruen ruling against NY was the use of a subjective criterion of need for carrying a gun. Evaluation of good character by review of social media posts is equally subjective, and thus will be thrown out by the courts, too. The hassle in this process is how long it will take for a lawsuit to be initiated, whether the initial court will find that the plaintiffs have standing, and then how many levels of appeal the case goes through before NY gives up on this effort.

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Facebook & Twitter were complicit in the 2020 election fraud, banning people who wanted to speak out about hunters laptop and other topics, and burying those stories.

From the article:
"Yesterday, Joe Rogan interviewed Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. During the interview, Zuckerberg casually admitted that Facebook algorithmically censored the Hunter Biden Laptop Story for 7 days following a request from the FBI to censor election “misinformation.”

Zuckerberg’s admission is a turning point in the battle for the preservation of the First Amendment and Free Speech in America. It’s a political and legal earthquake."

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It’s no surprise Democrats keep talking about doing away with that pesky, problematic Constitution.

The darn thing is doing it’s job and blocking the behaviors of tyrannical authoritarians, so they just keep trying to ignore it, as in this case.

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The current laws in NY require character references already.

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Playing devil’s advocate here…let’s just say someone’s social media posts contain page after page of graphic images showing someone shooting up a school, or a mall, or pictures of themselves holding a gun with all sorts of weird, racist writing on the walls behind them, and….etc…etc…etc….

Would THAT constitute a good reason to investigate further? If not, what would?

Permitless carry would prevent all of this nonsense by recognizing the Right to keep and bear arms as a RIGHT as opposed to the privilege that permits reduce it to.

Just sayin…when people support permits, this is a foreseeable eventual consequence…“give an inch”…“foot in the door”…and the like.

IMO

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I think they know that @Craig_AR and I think that’s why they’re doing it. For time. They know that in the end, they’ll lose but until it makes it way through the court systems, they’ve just deprived millions of people of their rights. While empowering millions of criminals to continue to prey on innocents without fear of reprisal.

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Play devil’s advocate to the advocate . . .

That happened in Uvalde and we saw how that turned out. Social media filled with “red flags” but nothing was done.

Also, wasn’t the Buffalo shooter in an actual CHAT room with retired law-enforcement and yet, tragedy struck?

So you’ll forgive me if I don’t think THIS TIME, things will be different. All that might happen as a result of this is discrimination based on political views. Or just discrimination because someone happened to be in a photo that had a Betsy Ross flag in it.

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Yup. The process of leveraging legal tactics to delay and interfere is called lawfare, a term also addressed further by the Lawfare blog. That is what we are seeing here.
(Not the I am cynical, or anything)

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One of the best firearms instructors on countering active shooters during an incident has a lot of those photos in his presentations, and some are on his web pages. How do you handle that?
Go back two decades when anti-porn filters looked for photos of female breasts; the result was important breast cancer diagnosis and support pages, as well as help for nursing mothers pages, were blocked and censored.

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No surprise that “character, conduct and search of social media” are not a requirement for eligibility to run for local, state or federal office.

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Should alarming social media messages only be actionable when an individual intends to buy firearms? I always thought if someone is good to block from exercising their 2A rights, they are good to arrest or commit to a mental institution.

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It is Democrats doing what they do best, Jim Crow Laws.

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"Playing devil’s advocate here…let’s just say someone’s social media posts contain page after page of graphic images showing someone shooting up a school, or a mall, or pictures of themselves holding a gun with all sorts of weird, racist writing on the walls behind them, and….etc…etc…etc….

Would THAT constitute a good reason to investigate further? If not, what would?"

I would say in this country, proof of a crime committed would constitute a good reason to investigate. In the country I know and love, we are innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. If there is something that is blatantly illegal to depict on a social media page (such as child pornography), then sufficient evidence would be obvious and they could be prosecuted and gun would be taken away. But lots of things we don’t like or agree with are posted on social media every day, that, while disgusting, are not illegal. (Freedom of speech, freedom of expression) That behavior would be enough to increase vigilance, but with no proof of any wrongdoing, leave the person alone.

Life is not safe. Everyone dies, it’s just a question of when and how. Life is not fair. But everyone deserves a right to live their own life until prevailing laws are broken. (This is how things used to work, and work pretty well.) That is one of the things that makes our country unique. A problem arises when government begins to make laws that supersede their authority, which is what we are seeing more and more of, especially in the last two years. (Correlations anyone?) Imagine if everyone actually had the opportunity to conceal carry, to actually defend themselves around the drug addled deviants we are seeing more and more of these days, as well as the types that have no respect or regard for human life. Unless the great equalizer (guns) are allowed to be carried as the forefathers clearly stated, the country will continue to travel down the path of ruin. You can almost never stop an evil act from being initiated, but you can take steps to mitigate or stop the evil.

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I think that already constitutes good reason to investigate further. Anywhere in the country.

The question is what does investigate further mean. But yes, that is something that somebody should look harder at

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Funny how authorities believe that “character and conduct” postings on social media present evidence sufficient to deny a CCW or block firearms possession, but those postings are insufficient to initiate an investigation into that individual’s mental health or whether that individual is a danger to himself or others.

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