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Kevin Parker: Media Rants and York Lawmaker

kevin parker: Kevin Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat who added he was inspired to act after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect left social media rants that Jews were children of Satan, according to Vancouver Courier. Free-speech watchdogs and even some gun-control advocates have already raised concerns about the bill, which would require handgun applicants to turn over login information to allow investigators to look at three years' worth of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram posts. Now a New York lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who publish violent or hate-filled posts.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver Art Gallery shoe memorial recognizes lives of murdered women in B.C.BCIT students won't wait for green light to roll out pot delivery service in Vancouver Vision Vancouver will not run a mayoral candidate for first time in party's history With Greyhound about to quit B.C., Lillooet calls for return of passenger train service We certainly want to make sure we're putting weapons in the hands of the right people and keeping them out of the hands of the wrong people, said state Sen. Google, Yahoo and Bing searches over the previous year also would be checked. Parker's bill comes as people are increasingly wary about their online lives being tracked. Licenses could be denied if investigators uncover threats of violence or terrorism or the use of racial or ethnic slurs. ( As reported in the news.