New Yorkers Need to Submit Their Social Media Accounts for Review to Get Gun Permit

As of September 1st, New York residents who want to carry concealed handguns will need to submit their social media accounts as part of their permit application.

The accounts will be used to review the applicant’s character and conduct. Those seeking a permit need to show that they have the essential temperament and judgment necessary to be entrusted with a weapon and to use it only in a manner that does not endanger others.


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