Governor DeSantis Promises Constitutional Carry for Florida

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)-– According to news sources, in a speech given near Gainsville, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis responded to a question about Second Amendment rights. From mainstreetdailynews:

DeSantis also responded to a question on 2nd Amendment rights, saying Florida would pass a constitutional carry before he left office.

WPLG Local 10 out of Fort Lauderdale confirmed DeSantis made the bold promise to Second Amendment supporters and Constitutionalists on Friday morning, April 29. From local10.com:

DeSantis made the political promise while speaking near Gainesville on Friday.

“I can’t tell you exactly when, but I’m pretty confident that I will be able to sign ‘constitutional carry’ into law in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said.

“I can’t tell you if it’s going to be next week, six months, but I can tell you that before I am done as Governor, we will have a signature on that bill,” he said.

Governor DeSantis’ explicit promise to pass Constitutional Carry before he leaves office, is a step up from the support he gave to the concept during his call for the special session held on April 19. He has called for another special session convening on May 23rd. He could ask the legislature to pass a Constitutional Carry bill during the upcoming special session or call a special session for Constitutional Carry legislation. He did not promise a special session explicitly for Constitutional Carry, but it could happen.

Lee Williams has reported, that Governor DeSantis said constitutional rights should not be subcontracted to a public official.

“We used to be a leader on the Second Amendment – there’s like 25 states that have already done it, and I think if you look now, you have a situation where the official in charge of these permits doesn’t support Second Amendment rights. So why would you want to subcontract your constitutional rights to a public official who rejects the very existence of those rights?”

Constitutional carry seemed unlikely to pass the Florida legislature in 2022. The legislative session ended without the Senate considering the measure.

Governor DeSantis has put it in play. Constitutional Carry could happen in Florida in 2022.

Analysis:

Governor DeSantis is becoming a Rock Star of the Republican party. Having 25 states with Constitutional Carry is a tipping point. It is difficult to claim Constitutional Carry is dangerous in Florida, when it has not had problems in 25 other states. DeSantis appears to understand the obvious:

Once you support a policy such as Constitutional Carry, you do not lose support by going all in. You only gain support.

By supporting the policy, you have already lost any people who are adamantly against it. By appearing indecisive, you lose more. When you boldly affirm your stated policy, you firm up the support of those who agree with you, and gain support from those who appreciate clear, decisive, leadership.  

The 2022 midterms are fast approaching. At present, the tide appears to be against the Biden administration and the Democrats. Six months can be an eternity in politics. Much can happen in six months.

The Supreme Court will be issuing an opinion on the New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen case in six weeks. The justices read the media. Twenty-five states and Governor DeSantis coming out strongly for Constitutional Carry can only support a strong opinion that restores Second Amendment rights.


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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gooder12

I don’t get as upset as many of you, and that is mainly because I have already lived during times of Gun Control and have found the whole thing not to be a big deal to me. Yep, you read that correctly. I can look back at Gun Control Laws that have been instated just to go away again. Now some of those Controls hurt a little, and I know The What If They did not go away concept. Anyway, I have been a Gunner since I turned 12 and now at 70 I am starting to thin out my… Read more »

gregs

have sent him a couple emails about not requiring a license to carry a concealed firearm but haven’t gotten a response yet. also urged him to call special session if he was emphatic about this issue… kind of feeling let down as he has the political capital to get this done.

JSNMGC

Bobby McCallum is the guy who should be lobbied. If he provided testimony to the legislators, it would take away all their excuses.

https://www.flsheriffs.org/about/board-of-directors

Florida Sheriffs’ Association: (850) 877-2165
Levy County Sheriff Office: (352) 486-5111

Remember:
“He’s elected”
“He’s on our side”
 

Krashnmore

They are making way too much money on the permit system. I don’t see them giving that up.

swmft

it will stay for reciprocity, until scotus comes to a right is a right ruling

Green Mtn. Boy

Don’t just talk about it,Git Er Done.

Russn8r

Since it’s Florida, “Gator Done!

Does he read Ammoland? Unlikely. We need to email, call, tweet, urge him to make it an urgent priority in special session vs other critical priorities like mandates, Disney backing teachers who sexually groom kids etc.

@Florida4Ron
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850-717-9337

Don’t have to live there. They know we’re potential donor-supporters & the constitutional oath is to the USA, not just Florida.

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Russn8r

Downvoters are Oathbreakers who don’t want Constitutional Carry.

swmft

everyone from northern states just need to say they are thinking of moving, after it snows it is believable

Russn8r

Yep. That’s what GOA recommends.

john

What is democracy? “Freedom People enjoy it we take it for granted but when it’s gone we don’t realize how much we need it” “Democracies, Democracies, Government by the people. Voices of the citizens, voices of the people, Words of the citizens, words of the people. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion. Majority over minority, majority rules. A democracy” “Perhaps it is the seed of the country Waiting to sprout First, the constitution, that governs it all Then, the rights, on a bill Finally, the people of will What is Democracy?” We need to stand up and fight For what… Read more »

swmft

a republic sir if we can keep it

Russn8r

More about what DeSantis should do; no contact info to urge immediate special session priority. Knowledge without action is useless.

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Don’t have to live there. They know we’re potential donor-supporters & the constitutional oath is to the USA, not just Florida.

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Russn8r

nOpe. Chatroom Commandos don’t really want Constitutional Carry. You just want to trash DeSantis & protect those who blocked it, like corrupt Marion Hammer’s corrupt pet Senate President, Wilton ‘Red Flag’ Simpson & corrupt Rep Chuckmeat Brannon. If you wanted CC, you’d lobby them all to make it the top priority over the other critical issues, not just bloviate online.

Why do you really hate DeSantis? Secretly shilling for someone?

Trump? Abbott? Hammer? Biden? Kemp?

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swmft

you can put her name but must you make me sick to my stomach looking at her

Russn8r

Yes.

swmft

did you work the torture chamber water boarding for fun?

Russn8r

LOL. Word is, she likes grabbing cat.

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KenW

It is my opinion, although Hammer has done good for Florida in the past, that she is the problem and here’s why: Marion Hammer’s signature legislation in FL is the “shall issue” CWL legislation and it would seem to me that CC would eliminate or at least circumvent that. The internet trolls cannot pass any opportunity to bash Ron DeSantis, and he can ask all he wants but Simpson and Co. do not pass anything DeSantis cannot sign anything. Is he pandering, I do not know? I do know that when he ran for Congress, I asked him via email… Read more »

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swmft

constant contact keep his feet to the fire he has the political clout to get it done ,if he thinks he will gain by getting the cc passed he will make sure it passes