Conservatives put Florida RINOs on notice over this plot to betray Ron DeSantis

Feb 26, 2024

Governor Ron DeSantis is continuing to push for more freedom in Florida.

RINOs in the Florida Legislature are working to stop him.

And conservatives put Florida RINOs on notice over this plot to betray Ron DeSantis.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has passed a bold conservative agenda during his time in office.

He has transformed the Sunshine State into the “Free State of Florida.”

After the Parkland school shooting in 2018, RINOs in the Florida Legislature passed a slew of gun control laws in response.

DeSantis has been working to restore and expand Floridians’ Second Amendment rights, but he has hit a roadblock in the Florida Legislature.

Pro-gun legislation has stalled in the legislature this session because RINOs are working to stop it from getting to his desk.

Gun Owners of America Florida state director Luis Valdes slammed the Republican leadership in the Florida Legislature for blocking pro-gun legislation.

RINO State Senate President Kathleen Passidomo said a bill in the House to lower the age to purchase a rifle from 21 to 18 was a “non-starter” in her chamber.

DeSantis supports the bill which would reverse a gun control measure put in place after the Parkland shooting.

“You have a Republican House Speaker state that he and his Republican colleagues don’t have an ‘appetite’ to debate and vote on open carry. You have a Republican Senate President state that repealing the under-21 purchase ban is a ‘non-starter.’ Yet both have the nerve to campaign that they’re pro-gun,” Valdes said.

DeSantis signed a law last year that brought permitless carry to Florida, which meant gun owners did not need a permission slip from the government to carry a concealed weapon.

The bill was not a true constitutional carry bill because it lacked open carry.

DeSantis said that he would sign an open carry bill if it arrived on his desk.

But RINO State House Speaker Paul Renner killed an open carry bill in the year’s legislative session.

Florida is one of the few states that bans open carry, joining the ranks of Illinois and California.

Renner and Passidomo are both term-limited this year, so they are free to ignore any grassroots pressure from gun owners or falsely portray themselves as pro-gun to pander for votes.

Florida’s ban on selling rifles to anyone under 21 is currently facing a legal challenge in a federal appeals court.

Gun owners in Florida will likely have to wait until next year for Ron DeSantis to sign more pro-gun legislation.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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