California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis In a recent interview (R), calling Florida’s Republicans now have clear evidence for concealed carry “don’t care about our kids.”
An interview with MSNBC’s “Inside With Jen Psaki” Montgomery, Alabama Newsom spoke to former White House Press Secretary: “If they did, they’d ban these damn weapons of war. They would have background checks that require some common damn sense.”
Leaders are needed, even though many people beg for them. take action against gun violence, DeSantis Sunshine State now makes it easy to own firearms.
After three elementary school children were killed in Nashville, Tennessee on March 3, 2013, it was days before three more. DeSantis Floridians are now allowed to conceal firearms in their homes without the need for a permit thanks to legislation that was signed.
According to reports, the Republican is considering a run against Donald Trump in 2024. He celebrated the law with a press release declaring: “Constitutional Carry is in the books.”
Newsom said that any action opposed by so many will have its consequences. DeSantis It is “scared to death, scared of the people, scared of the public.”
The Democrat has added: “I think the majority of NRA members probably oppose that position.”
March survey According to the University of North Florida, 62% of Republican respondents voted against the concealed carry bill. “strongly or somewhat.” Only 21% of Florida residents supported the measure.
Newsom spoke to Psaki about Republicans. “They claim to care about life when the No. 1 cause of death for our children is guns? It’s shameful.” In 2021, CDC reported The firearms were responsible for 19% of all childhood deaths in America.
DeSantis and Newsom’s feud is nothing new. Florida’s man lamented Democratic strongholds accepting a “woke ideology” Early March: During a speech delivered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Simi Valley, California.
Newsom received the jab during his visit to the New College of Florida’s This was weeks after the Sarasota campus.
“Fifty years of progress,” Newsom said. “Fifty years on voting rights, on civil rights, LGBTQ rights, abortion rights, contraceptive rights, all of that at threat, state after state, led by your state and your governor with a zest for demonization and othering people.”
You can watch the entire interview here. Newsom’s remarks about gun violence begin at the 18-minute mark.