Ron DeSantis is facing re-election to a second term as Governor this fall.
With polls showing DeSantis crushing both of his potential opponents, the Democrats are getting desperate.
And you’ll be disgusted by the way Democrat Nikki Fried is attempting to exploit the tragedy in Texas to score political shots against Ron DeSantis.
It didn’t take long for the Biden administration and the Fake News Media to try to exploit the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, where a madman murdered 19 children and two teachers, in order to push their anti-gun agenda.
Joe Biden addressed the nation from the White House on the same night as the tragic shooting occurred.
Instead of trying to unite the country, Biden spent most of his eight minutes ranting and raving about passing more stringent gun control laws.
But it’s not just Joe Biden and the national Democrats who are trying to exploit the tragedy for their own political reasons.
Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running in the Primary for the opportunity to take on Ron DeSantis this fall, echoed Joe Biden’s calls for gun control.
“I am completely heartbroken and sickened by the news of another horrific mass shooting today in Texas,” Fried said in a statement issued Tuesday.
“I want to be completely clear: offering ‘thoughts and prayers’ is not enough. It’s past time for us to take serious and meaningful action to prevent gun violence. The Legislature must add gun violence prevention reform to the current Special Session agenda. There cannot be any more children massacred or lives destroyed by mass shootings while our government sits idly by,” Fried claimed.
On Thursday, Fried once again attempted to exploit the crisis for political gain, this time by issuing a public letter to Ron DeSantis demanding he “act immediately to protect the lives of innocent Floridians from gun violence.”
“I am writing to implore you to take action to enact gun safety measures in Florida,” Fried wrote. “As a self-proclaimed ‘defender of life’ who just two months ago said that ‘life is a sacred gift worthy of our protection,’ I am sure we can agree that it is imperative for our state to act immediately to protect the lives of innocent Floridians from gun violence.”
Fried then made the outrageous claim that if Ron DeSantis failed to pass new control laws, it would make him “complicit the next time there is a mass shooting in our state.”
As for the gun control laws Fried wants to see passed, she pointed to a bill her department supports that would “close dangerous loopholes and keep firearms out of the hands of bad actors.”
According to the Tampa Free Press, the legislation Fried mentioned would “would require that the state retain fingerprint records of people seeking concealed weapons permits, and that those who are renewing a permit without having been fingerprinted submit to it,” as well as mandate that “permit-holders submit proof that they graduated from a firearms training class.”
Of course, none of these “solutions” would have done anything to prevent what happened in Uvalde, Texas, as the madman had no criminal background and purchased his rifles legally.
But the most tyrannical “solution” Fried supports is requiring background checks to purchase ammunition, which also would have been useless at stopping the Texas massacre.
Fortunately, Ron DeSantis is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
He’s also a fighter.
So the chances of him caving in to the Left’s attempt to use emotional blackmail to get Republicans to go along with gun control are slim to none.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.