The new legislation is sponsored by two state Democratic lawmakers, in an effort to block people from acquiring guns if they have made some troubling comments on social media, Fox News reports.
“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, We need to give those people the help they need. This is something my community is demanding action on. It gives Illinois State Police additional tools to make sure that dangerous weapons aren’t getting into the hands of dangerous people.
Our bill is a less intrusive version of a similar measure that’s been proposed in New York state. That version allows police to recover a gun license applicant’s entire browsing history.” ~ Democrat Daniel Didech
The Illinois State Rifle Association, meanwhile, said that everyone should be outraged by the intrusiveness of the bill. “When people look at this everyone who has a Facebook account or email account or Twitter account will be incensed or should be,” Richard Pearson said.
Some people believe that all you have to do is delete your social media accounts or posts, but what they do not understand is that the information cannot be deleted because it is already stored in databases as well as fusion centers.
What a dangerous precedent this sets for people, now you must be submissive cattle in hopes of being able to have your freedoms and Amendments, do not say this can never happen. It already is.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.