Ron DeSantis has delivered one major policy victory after another for conservatives.
He has not backed down in fighting to expand Floridians’ Constitutional rights.
And Ron DeSantis is on the verge of handing gun owners this massive victory.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is poised to add this to his list of victories for gun owners in the Sunshine State.
He vowed to end the mandatory three-day waiting period for firearm purchases in Florida during a CNN town hall.
Florida passed a three-day waiting period as part of a raft of gun control measures enacted after the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
DeSantis told the audience that “law-abiding citizens” shouldn’t have to wait to take possession of a firearm.
“I think that the background check should be instant,” DeSantis said. “You have the thing, somebody goes, you can run them, and you can see if there’s a criminal conviction, if they’re a felon, then obviously they ping. If they have mental health adjudication, then of course they’re going to ping. But I think you want it to be instant background checks and so that’s what I support.”
“I think it should be instant,” DeSantis added. “I think it should be instant background checks (for) law-abiding citizens exercising their rights. You shouldn’t have to be on a mandatory waiting period. Instant checks would do the job.”
Florida’s Department of Law Enforcement admitted that there are cases where gun owners have waited for months for their background checks to clear.
Gun rights supporters in Florida have been fighting to get the three-day waiting period repealed since it was passed.
Republican State Representative Joel Rudman has already filed a bill for the upcoming session of the Florida Legislature to limit the waiting time for background checks to three days at a maximum.
“These individuals are purchasing firearms primarily for self-defense and personal protection,” Rudman stated. “We don’t have a second to lose when we are in that sort of situation.”
Full repeal of the three-day waiting period could now be on the table with the Florida governor throwing his weight behind it.
DeSantis was able to muscle a permit-less concealed carry bill through the legislature in 2023 after anti-gun RINOs stalled it for years.
He also signed into law a bill that prevented localities from preempting state law and passing more restrictive gun control measures.
Ron DeSantis is leading a major expansion of gun rights in Florida after RINOs in the Florida Legislature caved and collaborated with Democrats to restrict the Second Amendment.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.