Illinois considers social media searches for gun owners

Illinois lawmakers are contemplating whether or not or not they need to require somebody handy over a listing of the entire social media accounts they’ve ever used earlier than being allowed to be purchase a gun.

The bill would mandate somebody making use of for an FOID card flip over the record to authorities. The Illinois State Police Dept. would then use that info to find out if there have been any cause to disqualify that particular person from shopping for a gun.

Opponents known as the invoice an invasion of privateness and stated it violated the 2nd Amendment, WIFR reports.

It was sponsored by Democrats Rep. Daniel Didech and Rep. Jonathan Carroll. It has been referred to the principles committee.