New York invoice would require social media credentials for gun licenses

Your name, date of birth and Twitter handle, please?

New York legislators are set to passed far-reaching legislation that would ban weapons from being stashed in so-called “sensitive locations” like Times Square, public transit and other locations – and require gun license applicants to provide give the state information about their social media accounts as well as character references.

Debate on the bill begins in the state Senate early Friday, a day later extraordinary legislative session convened by Governor Kathy Hochul has begun – the delay is attributed to last-minute negotiations over a concept agreement touted by the governor beginning of the week.

Special session after a Controversial decision of the US Supreme Court last week rescinded a centuries-old state law that requires permit applicants to provide a “good cause” for wanting a hot compress.

The March 6 ruling allows states to restrict gun use in “sensitive” places while maintaining licensing processes based on objective criteria.

“We are confident that we are providing New York, once again, an opportunity not only to keep our belongings hidden, but to keep New Yorkers safe,” said Senate Majority Leader. Andrea Stewart-Cousins ​​(D-Yonkers) told reporters. Friday.

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Democratic lawmakers have vowed to tighten the gun licensing process following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn New York’s regulation.
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People commute on the subway in New York City on April 13, 2022.
Gun carriers will be banned from carrying weapons in public transport areas such as subways.
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Among other information, potential firearms owners will be required to disclose all social media accounts maintained over the past three years as well as provide references demonstrating “ethical conduct.” their good”.

Private businesses will be prohibited from using firearms unless their owners post conspicuous signs indicating otherwise.

Firearms will also be banned in places of worship, public transport, sports arenas, parks, libraries, government buildings, playgrounds, entertainment venues, demonstrations and businesses that serve alcohol service.

Governor Kathy Hochul
Governor Kathy Hochul vowed to sign the permit law immediately.
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Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers,
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins ​​vowed to keep “New Yorkers safe.”
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Another provision of the expansion bill New ban on bulletproof vests includes the same armor used by a racist gunman when he targeted black shoppers at a Buffalo supermarket on May 14.

Hochul is expected to sign the legislation as soon as it passes both houses of the Legislature, but Albany Democrats expect more legal challenges from pro-gun groups.

“They don’t just line up. They trampled on the Supreme Court decision,” said Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, plaintiff in the Supreme Court case.

Governor Kathy Hochul vowed to sign the permit law immediately.
Gun license holders will not be allowed to own firearms in Times Square.
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Conference Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx,
Speaker of Congress Carl Heastie argued that Albany lawmakers still had authority over how gun licenses were issued.
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“The Supreme Court has said that you can still have criteria on how [permits] issued,” Council President Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) told reporters Friday. “And so we believe that’s consistent with what we’re allowed to do.”

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