View Poll Results: Should Americans be Required to Give Police Their Social Media Passwords, or be Refused a License?

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Thread: Gun Control Law- Give Police Your Social Media Passwords, or be Refused a License?

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    Re: Gun Control Law- Give Police Your Social Media Passwords, or be Refused a License?

    Hrmm... I dunno. Seems pretty far outside the broad categories they addressed in Heller (but by virtue of the case & controversy clause in A3, they never go into real depth in questions not presented and most certainly do not resolve them).

    Perhaps the idea is to wedge the requirement into their nod to restrictions based on mental health, but that's a bit far. I mean...3 years of social media use? The user's password, not just a list of accounts whose posts can be viewed? Probably won't pass muster.

    My main suspicion is that they just want another way to monitor people to try to catch crimes to up their numbers. This is another way to get access to stuff they would otherwise need a warrant for. Shame on them.

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    Re: Gun Control Law- Give Police Your Social Media Passwords, or be Refused a License?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    given the politics of cuomo I suspect that if on FB or other sites you stated

    1) affirmative action is racism

    2) many illegal immigrants are criminals

    3) that the Democrat party is trying to eliminate gun rights

    4) the wall should be built

    5) men should be restricted to using men's designated bathrooms

    6) abortion or homosexuality is a "sin"

    etc, the bannerrhoid bureaucracy would deny you a license
    They're insanely jealous of the controls placed on free speech & gun ownership in the EU, and are looking for any way possible to move the US closer to resembling the hyper restrictive environment of Europe.

    One interesting side note: the upcoming signing of the UN Global Migration Pact will bring an even greater degree of repressive measures in relationship to speech for countries that sign. The UN document proposes that countries should be begin defining criticism of migration as hate speech.
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    Sieg Heil!!!!

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    Re: Gun Control Law- Give Police Your Social Media Passwords, or be Refused a License?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myview View Post
    Yes, why not? Many American companies require your social media keys before they hire you as part of a back ground check. If you are a wacko making threats on social media why should you be given a gun license? America's independence and privacy obsession should end where the rights of the public to safety begin. There are too many shooters who after the fact are said to have given red flag signals on social media. Why don't we give anyone a gun, no questions asked? That is what it amounts to in America today. You can have serious mental issues and not have a criminal record. It does not surprise me that so many Americans have no problem with giving anyone without a criminal record guns and permits.
    Why not? Because you'd be depriving someone of their constitutionally protected rights without due process.
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    Re: Gun Control Law- Give Police Your Social Media Passwords, or be Refused a License?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myview View Post
    Yes, why not? Many American companies require your social media keys before they hire you as part of a back ground check. If you are a wacko making threats on social media why should you be given a gun license? America's independence and privacy obsession should end where the rights of the public to safety begin. There are too many shooters who after the fact are said to have given red flag signals on social media. Why don't we give anyone a gun, no questions asked? That is what it amounts to in America today. You can have serious mental issues and not have a criminal record. It does not surprise me that so many Americans have no problem with giving anyone without a criminal record guns and permits.
    Strange to characterize citizens love of independence and privacy as an "obsession". Sorta gives a negative spin to it. But yes, I would go so far as to say Americans cherish independence and privacy. If that's an obsession, then count me in. BTW; in your police state, who gets to decide what's a "serious mental issue"?

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