A new bill was just signed into law by Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis ensuring that counties or local governments could not restrict Second Amendment rights from its citizens.
The bill is an expansion on an already existing regulation in Florida that prevents local governments from acting alone on passing gun control restrictions. The bill, which will take effect July 1, will broaden a 2011 law that can make local governments pay as much as $100,000 in damages if they are sued for imposing gun regulations.
Florida has been way ahead of the curb in protecting gun rights for its residents. Since 1987, laws have been on the books preventing counties and other local governments from enacting their own gun restrictions.
DeSantis has proven himself to be perhaps one of the strongest Republicans to stand up for Second Amendment rights – and personal freedom in general. He’s become a top contender for the 2024 presidential race.
The Florida Governor has enacted a number of measures echoing Trump’s America-First Agenda. He’s sent strong warnings to Far-Left rioters, slammed the Biden administration’s approach to the pandemic lockdown, quickly reopened his state, gave bonuses to first responders, banned vaccine passports, and is set to ban biological males from being able to compete in girls’ sports.
Overall, since Trump, we’ve yet to see a politician quite like Gov. DeSantis.
Author: William Clift