Florida Governor Calls for Special Session; Supports Constitutional Carry

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)-– On March 29, 2022, Florida Governor DeSantis held a press conference. At about 6:30 minutes, he announced he vetoed the Congressional district map put forward by the Florida legislature.  He took questions after his announcements. There was a question about other issues. Governor Desantis responded. From thefloridachannel.org, here is a transcript:

I would love to have property insurance. I would love to have data privacy. I would love to have Constitutional Carry. There’s a lot of great things. But you know we just went through a legislative session where they failed to deliver on some of those priorities, and so what I will do, I will ask the legislative leaders if there is something you can get across the finish line, and I will encourage them to do that. Because I think there is a lot of key things they could do.

That is a possibility. The initial call will just be for the Congressional map, but is absolutely possible, that when we actually convene, when they actually convene for the Special Session, that you could see additional issues raised there.

Florida Representative Anthony Sabatini tweeted that Governor DeSantis is calling a Special Legislative Session to pass Constitutional Carry:

BREAKING:

is calling a Special Legislative Session to pass Constitutional Carry

The tweet by Representative Sabatini is rather optimistic, it appears. The answer to the question was at the press conference. Governor DeSantis merely stated Constitutional Carry would be a bonus; the main purpose was to have a new Congressional map. Governor DeSantis mentioned the actual proclamation had not been completed.

Here is the language from the proclamation, which was finished and signed hours after the press conference. The proclamation of the Special Session is very specific. The second paragraph seems to exclude other legislation from being passed. It is possible this is required.  The language makes it less likely any “bonus” issues will be addressed. From flgov.com:

Section 1. The Legislature of the State of Florida is convened in Special Session commencing at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, and extending no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2022.

Section 2. The Legislature of the State of Florida is convened in Special Session for the sole and exclusive purpose of considering legislation relating to the establishment of congressional districts for the State of Florida and any legal challenges thereto, including the appropriation of additional funding for pending and prospective redistricting litigation. 

From the Florida legislative website, flsenate.gov:

Special session
Special sessions may be called by Proclamation of the Governor, by Joint Proclamation of the Senate President and the House Speaker, or by members of the legislature for the purpose of considering specific legislation and shall not exceed 20 consecutive days unless extended by a three-fifths vote of each house.

The “purpose of considering specific legislation” language may or may not limit what can be done in the Special Session.

Analysis:

Could Constitutional Carry, property insurance and data privacy be considered in the Special Session?  It seems unlikely to this correspondent. The Special Session is very short. Constitutional Carry and the other issues are important issues with strong opinions.

The strong support for Constitutional Carry shown by Governor DeSantis is a significant plus. He did not have to bring the issue up at the press conference. He chose to highlight it as an important issue. However, a desire to pass it is unlikely to be enough to guarantee passage in a focused, short, Special Session.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Green Mtn. Boy

Now the 64,000 dollar question will Marion and the elected RINO’s of the state allow The People of Florida their rights.

swmft

a bunch of them will be dumped this election cycle

Russn8r

It didn’t take a special session for DeSantis to move on it, DeSantis called the special session to hopefully get the legislature to move on it. Legislators write laws, not the Governor.

“I found it problematic that he named CC last.” Not really. Sometimes the last thing is remembered most.

Also, bad redistricting is a threat not only to Constitutional Carry, but to all gun rights, not just in Florida but nationwide.

Are you lobbying the legislature?

Last edited 10 months ago by Russn8r
gregs

like i said yesterday, this special session was called for congressional redistricting map legislation and only that, other issues may be discussed after that is resolved.
ron cannot use executive action to create constitutional carry, it has to be legislation. even if he did, you don’t think the demoncrats would immediately file to challenge it?
i disagree with your last sentence. ALL Americans deserve constitutional carry, not just FL.

Green Mtn. Boy

“ALL Americans deserve constitutional carry, not just FL.”

It is the supreme law of the land on the books and Shall Not Be Infringed.

Russn8r

So lobby him to make sure.
[email protected]
[email protected]
850-717-9337

You don’t have to be a resident. He knows you can donate from any state, he knows he may run for Pres or VP, he knows the oath he’s repeatedly taken is to the Constitution of the United States, not just Florida, so he owes a duty to all Americans. And he solicits donations and support from other states based on conservative representations.

Jaque

A good comment gets voted down 17 times already. Ammoland Trolls have turned what was once a legitimate commenting system into folly. As a Floridian since birth I have seen my state continuing to fall to the forces of communist liberalism. Lawmakers having an R next to their name used to mean they stood for liberty. No longer is that true Its certainly not true for those in the Florida Legislature who identify as Republicans. Winning Constitional Carry in Florida will be a kick in the teeth to the communist forces everywhere, especially to those communists who took an oath… Read more »

Russn8r

Yep.

He prob’ly has the clout to get it done. If he does he’ll be a hero. If not it’ll be said he didn’t care. It’s not too late for another proclamation specifically adding Permitless Carry to the agenda &/or use go bully pulpit, which he’s good at, to get clear credit for at least trying.

I lobby with those points. I’m not in FL but I’m one of his small donors.

Folks should push every FL legislator on it. Wish I had a list of squish contacts. Maybe someone can post one who’s not busy canceling me with sock downvotes.

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swmft

im pushing them from here I told all of the ones i talked to so far every one is ahead of us , now with Georgia looks like we need to dump rino cubans

Russn8r

Good man. Sad all the 2nd & 3rd Gen RINOs.

“Everyone is ahead of us.” Excellent point.

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swmft

hard thing with the cubans is we had a lot of pro castro plants and with the ones that came to make or steal money and go back so you dont know who is who until they act, weed them out by actions slow process, we also get pro castro puerto ricans still want a free island but with us paying the bills

hippybiker

One of our biggest problems here in Florida is, all the transplanted Carpet Baggers from Crap holes on the Northeast coast! Especially NJ, NY and MA.

Pro 2nd

I take offense to that being I come from NY the Bronx to be specific and I am not a Democrat nor am I a Republican. Not every “Northerner” is a mental defective Liberal Socialist crybaby just keep that in mind when making blanket statements.

Russn8r

True, but a big benefit is conservatives fleeing those same places where their votes are wasted. Cali too. If it was mostly DemComs, Florida wouldn’t have just gone majority R registration for the first time in history. If they’d move to stolen swing states like GA-WI-MI-PA-AZ, we’d turn them around and save the USA.

Pro 2nd

@Russn8r why is your comment getting downvoted? Also since when are comments being held for approval? I am not liking what I seeing on this board all these negative voted and being held for approval smells like this board has “WOKE” written all over it.

Russn8r

The downvotes are mainly a sock puppet posse run by ex-LEO trolls who try to cancel those who question “qualified” immunity, as in the pic below, and another posse of LaPierre-Hammer fans. There’s also a thin-skinned guy who doesn’t like his socialist suggestions questioned – apparently it’s wrong to disagree with those policies even though he disagrees with others. So he joined up with the sock posses. Sometimes they make snarky, hypocritical accusations as cover for their ad hominem and stalking.

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Wild Bill

It is not his comments. It is him. He has been so reproachful, and insulting in the past, to so many people than he now has a following.

Russn8r

More chatroom commando stalker projection. You’re by far the snarkiest, most divisive insult troll on this site, no prob with your foul mouth ex-cop sock pals like Bruce-TEX-Ford-Will-Jesse, who’s been banned at least 5x for abuse.

BTW, your sock puppets are not people.

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Oldman

Hey Super! You forgot about me…..Now I am really insulted….

Russn8r

You’re a forgettable thug.

Wild Bill

I think that he should give me a first place trophy. You know, … if I am the most something … he should send me a trophy.

Russn8r

First place in Soulless Apologist for Murderers.

Wild Bill

No, no, not more verbiage … a trophy!

Oldman

Absolutely right, WB… But which one-Snarkiest or Soulless Apologist? Decisions, Decisions… oh Woe is he.

Russn8r

You funny guy, Supe.

Wild Bill

Brother, two firsts deserve two trophies.

Wild Bill

I like that last part! Funny.

Wild Bill

Gorgeous day here. How about you?

Russn8r

Not a good day to be Tarika Wilson, since your LEO pals murdered her with impunity.

Oldman

Not bad here…
got to spend a little time outside getting ready for rain tonight. We are going to be having a so called gully washer on Monday. It will be nice to get the pollen count down while it rains

Russn8r

Ashley can no longer enjoy anything, since your pals murdered her.

Oldman

I have no pals that would murder anyone….You are the poorest example of humankind that I have ever (communicated) with, if this nonsense could even be called communication….I imagine that you would enjoy drowning new born puppies in the toilet and tell each and every one of them that it was their fault….You are One Sick puppy……sir

Wild Bill

Nor I.

Russn8r

You’re cozy with foul-mouth thug BruceTEXJesseWill who said he’d love to “light up” JSNMCG. Don’t be coy. You know what happens when a citizen righteously resists such abuse. And why the threat? You know it’s because JSN discusses abuse of “qualified” immunity, including murder. Your LEO sock pup posse can’t tolerate that discussion and tries to suppress it by “cancelation” based on pretexts, projection of your own abusive trolling behavior.

Russn8r

You know what I mean by ‘your pals’, Supe. If you were honorable you wouldn’t pretend you don’t constantly stalk & attack me on pretexts in order to cancel me and thereby cover for police who wrongfully kill people.

Oldman

Nothing to say to you today, Superman. I am going to watch the final four, drink some beer, fire up my oiless turkey fryer, and cook some chicken hindquarters. All without even thinking about you again for the rest of the weekend. Not that I ever think about you, anyways.

Russn8r

You just did, Superman. You obsess enough to stalk me. How about you get off my jock?

Alberto Sepulveda won’t be enjoying the final four, beer or chicken today. Not that you care, anyways.

Wild Bill

Stalk you!? No one even wants to converse with you.

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Russn8r

LOL. Yet you just did. You troll me all the time with snark, insults & projection as you did above to get this drift going.

Wild Bill

It is impossible not to stumble over you. So any reply that I make to you that you don’t like is stalking and insulting. That is convenient.
You have been writing this stuff since there were only five people standing up to you. Now, there are twenty. Better change your ways.

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Russn8r

Here you are “conversing” with me again, i.e. lying & insulting. You know the vast majority of those downvotes are sock puppets, as are your pathetic upvotes, which is why you’re able to get 20 of them in minutes. “Better change your ways.” Another threat? Doesn’t matter what I write, your sock posse downvotes it to try to cancel me. Spread the other cheek may be your M.O., it’s not mine. Get off my jock.

Wild Bill

That is exactly the kind of language to which so many object. Can’t you find it within yourself to be civil?

Russn8r

Get off my jock, “Bill”.

Russn8r

You mean so many jock sock puppets ‘object’. Everyone knows what you’re really up to.

Are your snark attacks civil?

The word ‘jock’ offends you? Hurts your bubble boy feelings? Really? Doesn’t your legend include big-wheel Army officer? Was it the new, sensitive, Milley-Vanilli Army?

Don’t like my replies? Then stop trolling me. Spread the other cheek may be your motto, it ain’t mine. I’ll reply to your attacks. Don’t blame the vic & feign outrage like a leftist who pretends she never heard the P word before Trump was secretly recorded.

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Wild Bill

Hmmm, snarkiest. How does one measure that? Scale or measuring tape? Just asking.

Russn8r

How about you ease up on stalking me and admit why you’re really doing it.

Pro 2nd

Florida also needs to dump RINO Cubans. Starting with Rubio

Russn8r

Yep. And Rick “Red Flag” Scott.

swmft

we have more than enough of them , pick a county name the turncoat new party game

gregs

having lead the way in concealed carry in the 80’s to now tying for last place in constitutional carry says a lot about our politicians here in fla. doesn’t matter what letter they have behind their name, after a few years they become political elitists, some were when they arrived, but they all with a few exceptions fall prey to the beast called power. this is why there should be term limits for all political offices in America. being a lifelong politician was not the intent of the founding fathers. washington could have been king of America but chose to… Read more »

nrringlee

Gov DeSantis is the only RELIABLE contender for 2024. All the rest have shown weakness on the issues of 1st and 2nd Amendment rights.

Russn8r

Yep! Abbott tested the water for Red Flag & “assault weapon” bans, did nothing about Texas’s deadly patchwork quilt of “gun free” zones when he had the chance.