NYC Mayor Vows Door-to-Door Checks on Gun Permits

( – New York City Mayor Eric Adams is threatening the police will knock on the doors of concealed carry permit applicant’s neighbors as part of the extensive and intrusive background check the city intends to do before anyone is licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

Adams’ plan is almost sure to be met with a court challenge by Second Amendment advocates.

According to the New York Post in a new piece headlined, “The one who knocks: Mayor Adams vows door-to-door checks on gun permits“:

“Police officers will employ those ‘good old-fashioned’ methods [suggested by Mayor Eric Adams] of investigation like knocking on neighbors’ doors as part of the background check requirements on potential gun permit holders included in New York’s new gun safety law.”

What methods will they use?

“Background checks will now require applicants to sit down for an in-person interview, submit four character references, a list of former and current social media accounts spanning the prior three years and disclose the names of their spouse or any other adults living in their home.

“Permit renewals will also now be required every three years, instead of five years under the former law.” [emphasis added]

As for interviewing neighbors, Adams said, “And I think those are the same skills that’s going to be used to look at not only social media but also knocking on neighbors’ doors, speaking to people, finding out who this individual is that we are about to allow to carry a firearm in our city.” [emphasis added]

What is your opinion about New York City Mayor Eric Adams and his plan to check social media accounts and knock on neighbors’ doors when it comes to anyone seeking a license to carry a concealed handgun as a means of self-defense in New York City? Please share your thoughts by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.