ALBANY, N.Y | Should you need to pass a social media check to get a gun?

ALBANY, N.Y | Should you need to pass a social media check to get a gun?

ALBANY, N.Y.— Should hateful tweets keep you from getting a gun?

That’s a question many have asked after suspects in several horrific mass shootings were found only later to have left social media hints of violence that went unheeded for years. Now a New York lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who publish violent or hate-filled posts.

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