The gun control lobby is on the march in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Maine that left 18 dead and over a dozen others wounded.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing back against anti-gun Democrats and their allies in the media.
And Ron DeSantis just taught Meet the Press host Kristen Welker a lesson about Second Amendment freedoms.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment during his time in office.
In April, DeSantis signed Constitutional Carry into law, making Florida the 26th state to restore the Second Amendment freedoms of its law-abiding citizens.
And now that he is running for President, Ron DeSantis is using his platform to fight back against renewed calls from Democrats for more gun control laws.
On Sunday, DeSantis appeared for an interview with host Kristen Welker on NBC’s Meet the Press.
Welker brought up House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) recent comment that “the problem is the human heart – it’s not guns.”
“Well, first of all, I think this was a very tragic thing,” DeSantis said. “And, you know, my heart goes out to all the victims, and it’s truly horrific.”
The shooter, 40-year-old Robert Card, was a U.S. Army Reservist who also worked as a firearms instructor.
Card had a past history of mental issues that was well known by the police.
Not only that, but the murderer previously made threats to attack the National Guard Armory but was not arrested by authorities.
“I think, in this case, there was a medical intervention, a health intervention,” DeSantis pointed out. “He clearly had problems,” he added. “He was involuntarily committed.”
DeSantis asked “why there wasn’t more done,” before pointing out that there has been a “major push” for the “deinstitutionalization of people” over the last 40 to 50 years.
The Florida Governor also voiced his opposition to red flag gun laws, which allow law-abiding gun owners to lose their firearms without due process.
He also pointed out how Florida has a 50-year low crime rate despite passing Constitutional Carry earlier this year.
“Look, you know, in Florida, our crime rate is at a 50-year low, and our violent crime rates are down 30 percent since I’ve been Governor, so we’re handling it strong,” DeSantis said.
Democrats are ramping up their push to expand gun control in the aftermath of the tragedy in Maine.
And Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is standing in the gap and defending the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding Americans.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.