Last month Senator Kevin Parker introduced a bill requiring, “… law enforcement agencies … review the internet and social media accounts of any individual prior to granting or renewing a handgun permit …”.
Senator Parker has a history violent behavior:
In a 2011 court document, a Brooklyn prosecutor chronicled @SenatorParker's history, noting he has ""engaged in no less than eight known violent confrontations with traffic officers, parking attendants, members of his staff, fellow state senators, as well as the press."
— Joe Mahoney (@TipMahoney) December 18, 2018
“A state senator pushing a bill that would require pistol-seekers to submit to a social-media search urged a Senate Republican aide to kill herself in a now-deleted Twitter post on Tuesday …”
Senator Robert Ortt pointed out the irony of this:
Under your bill, would this type of tweet disqualify you from owning a firearm? https://t.co/uFFL4LNKJE
— Rob Ortt (@SenatorOrtt) December 18, 2018
Elected Democrats have turned a blind eye to Parker’s behavior since he was first elected 10+ years ago so it is no surprise he’s getting let off with nothing but a lame apology.
Do not expect him to pull his bill because of this. He will reintroduce it with a new number when the 2019-20 session starts in January.