What would you call a cocky governor of a firmly blue state who is pushed into an embarrassing recall election after his harsh executive measures throughout the pandemic—which he was repeatedly caught breaking—made millions of his state’s inhabitants suffer needlessly? Simply said, Gavin Newsom. Or what some call “Governor Hair Gel.”
And, not to pick on Newsom excessively, but this is a man who saw 340,000 Californians leave their state in 2022 due to a variety of factors, such as very high violent crime rates, unchecked spending, high taxes, homeless encampments, public drug usage, and other far-left concerns.
What conclusions does the governor of California draw from that?
Even while Newsom maintains he won’t run in the 2024 Democratic presidential primary, he still travels to important blue states and continues to disparage Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a man who is running for president as a Republican. Coincidence? The choice is yours.
However, according to Fox News, after at least nine individuals, which included minors, were taken to the hospital this week after a fight at Florida’s Hollywood Beach Boardwalk descended into gunfire, Newsom took to Twitter to lament the “senseless violence” and to suggest that simply “common-sense firearm safety” regulations will prevent such shootings—a clear jab at a permit-free carry law enacted by DeSantis in April.
A permit-less carry law that DeSantis signed in April eliminates the following requirements:
“This kind of senseless violence will continue until our leaders have the guts to stop caving to the NRA and enact common sense gun safety,” said one observer.
Gavin, I’m not picking on you, but when applied as an adjective, it is “permitless” and “commonsense.”
Just one issue.
Florida will become the 26th state to approve Constitutional Carry legislation when its new law, which will enable Floridians to carry concealed guns without a government-issued permit, takes effect on July 1, 2023. Jeremy Redfern, the DeSantis press secretary, was gracious enough to inform Governor Newsom of that little detail.
The new legislation permits qualified persons who are 21 years of age or older to carry without having to first apply for or pay for a permit granted by the government. Here’s the key, though: The law does not alter who is qualified to apply for a carry permit, thus those who still choose to do so may do so in accordance with the rules. Therefore, before it was posted, Newsom’s senseless, cheap hit against DeSantis had even more holes in it.
A fingerprint-based background check, a firearms training course, and the aforementioned government permit and fee are also required for Florida residents who wish to carry a concealed weapon in public. They must also “desire a legal way to carry a concealed weapon” for legal consent under the current law.
Author: Steven Sinclaire