Once again, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has made headlines by signing the HB 543 bill, which permits Floridians to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a permit. This action has sparked controversy among Democrats, with White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre leading the criticism. She has described the move as "shameful" and cited the recent Nashville school shooting to support her position.
Reporter: "DeSantis' comment that this…is essentially no different than what the federal government has done in sending flights in the middle of the night …taking migrants to various different states. Do you have a response to that?"
Jean-Pierre: "We are offering solutions." pic.twitter.com/ry9cyrzdVL
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) September 16, 2022
According to a statement obtained by the Daily Caller, Karine Jean-Pierre expressed her disapproval, stating that it is disgraceful that Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill allowing permitless concealed carry so soon after yet another tragic school shooting. The bill was signed behind closed doors, and it eliminates the requirement for a license to carry a concealed weapon, which goes against the principles of common sense gun safety. Jean-Pierre believes that the people of Florida, who have suffered greatly due to state and congressional inaction on gun control, deserve better. This is especially true given the past tragedies of Parkland, Pulse Nightclub, and Pine Hills.
Gov. DeSantis signs HB 543 – Constitutional Carry.
“Constitutional Carry is in the books,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.@DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/ET6Tuwyh6q
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) April 3, 2023
It appears that Karine Jean-Pierre and other members of the Biden administration have overlooked the fact that the Second Amendment safeguards an individual's right to possess arms. Democrats often selectively choose portions of the Constitution that align with their objectives, which is ironic considering their stated concern for gun violence. In reality, they advocate for measures that would disarm law-abiding citizens.
President Biden has made his desire to undermine our Second Amendment rights abundantly clear. He persistently advocates for a prohibition on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, stating that progress must be made. However, revoking the rights of law-abiding citizens will not solve any issues. It is an approach looking for a problem that does not exist.
It’s time for Democrats to acknowledge that guns aren’t the root cause of gun violence, but rather a symptom of a much larger issue. Instead of attacking the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners, they should focus on the real problems. Perhaps if there were better mental health policies in place or if we addressed the root causes of crime, we could get to the heart of the issue.
Governor DeSantis deserves applause for his bold move in signing this legislation into law. It’s time for the rest of the country to follow his lead and protect our Second Amendment rights.