What do New York and China have in common?

… it’s not just the Chinese government that is monitoring…judging… deciding the fate of citizens. It’s social media giants that are participating in it as well; willingly.

George Orwell’s book 1984 when it was written was a thing of fiction, today it is becoming more and more of a reality.

Privacy and the Second Amendment

New York continues to want to invade your privacy if you want a gun. In the latest round they are wanting to search your social media to purchase a rifle or a shotgun. NY Senate Bill S9197 would require you to give NY State access to all of your social media accounts to purchase a rifle or shotgun. We have to let our representatives know that we have a right to our privacy and a right to self-protection. These rights are not granted by government and as such are not to be limited by government.

NY State wants to know your social media password

S09191 addresses the ownership of a handgun. It proposes that for any revolver or pistol license to be approved or renewed, the applicant must first “volunteer” their passwords to all social media they may have, or had, for the prior 3 years for review. In addition, the applicant must allow a search of their internet activity via search engines for the prior year. The scope of the “voluntary” search is limited to Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, and search engines Google, Yahoo and Bing.