Because all that gun crime in Chicago is coming from people purchasing legal firearms, right? Via CBS Chicago:
“This is something my community is demanding action on,” said Rep. Daniel Didech (D-Buffalo Grove).
That’s why Didech is proposing gun buyers reveal their public social media accounts to Illinois police before they’re approved for a firearm license.
“A lot of people who are having mental health issues will often post on their social media pages that they’re about to hurt themselves or others,” Didech said. “We need to give those people the help they need.”
Pro-gun groups are outraged.
“When people look at this everyone who has a Facebook account or email account or Twitter account will be incensed or should be,” said Richard Pearson with the Illinois State Rifle Association.
Either the community is really stupid or Didech is just saying that to push his gun control agenda. Clearly the shootings in Chicago are not coming from law abiding citizens purchasing firearms legally. Even Joe Scarborough realizes that the vast majority of shootings stem from firearms purchased illegally. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and yet every week dozens of people are shot. Heyjackass.com is a great site to keep track of Chicago’s shootings.
Something tells me whoever is making this determination of who is fit or not to purchase based on their social media in an ultra-liberal city like Chicago will probably preferentially penalize Trump supporters or anyone who has thoughts contrary to the narrative. It is usually the SJWs who like to patrol for thoughtcrimes.
Many people will point to some of the school shootings and what was said on social media before them. As if those guns are procured legally by the kids doing the crimes, or like that is the type of shooting that is common in Chicago. It is not a stretch to think that parents may be prohibited from purchasing firearms if their kids post something edgy on social media. After all, the kid could steal the gun and kill kids in school, amiright? Whatever excuse they can come up with to take guns away from citizens. They have no shame.