Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis According to a report, (R) wanted guns to be banned at his Tampa election-night party last year. However, he wanted to blame the city officials.

Emails obtained by The Washington Post Please reveal your sensitive request DeSantis’ campaign to city officials in Tampa prior to a Nov. 8 election party. DeSantisHe was awarded a 100% rating from the National Rifle Association last year, didn’t want any guns at his event. He also didn’t want anyone to know it was his decision, according to the new emails.

“DeSantis/his campaign will not tell their attendees they are not permitted to carry because of the political optics,” Chase Finch, the Tampa Convention Center’s safety and security manager, said in an Oct. 28 email to other city officials about the request.

Finch sent an email to the same city workers, stating that Finch had also said: “it sounds like they want us to say it’s our policy to disallow firearms within the event space if anyone asks.”

Finch received a response back less than half an hour later from Nicole Travis, the city’s administrator of development and economic opportunity:

“We are not saying anything about concealed carry. That is the responsibility of the renter. We follow State Statute that permits concealed carry.”

According to an email copy obtained by, Travis sent another follow-up. the Tampa Bay Times.

“Just to be clear, we are not signing this form,” Travis said.

Finch wrote an email to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) stating that banning guns could put the city in a difficult situation. “legal quagmire,” The Washington Post reported that an official of the FDLE agreed to this response. Guns They were finally allowed at the event.

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