Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Jose Oliva have spoken out against Florida SB 7028, which supposedly closes the mythical “gun show loophole.” The person who introduced the bill, Senate President Bill Galvano, is Republican (obviously almost as deluded as the Democrats). But he has made the bill one of his “top priorities.”
A day after a committee unanimously signed off on one of Senate President Bill Galvano’s top priorities, Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Jose Oliva expressed skepticism Tuesday about the sweeping gun-control measure.
The proposal (SB 7028) would close the gun-show “loophole,” create a record-keeping system for private gun sales and set aside $5 million to establish a “statewide strategy for violence prevention,” among other things.
The measure would also expand on the state’s “red-flag law,” which was included in a wide-ranging law passed shortly after the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
DeSantis appeared skeptical of the proposal to close the gun-show “loophole” by requiring background checks and a three-day waiting period for firearms sold at gun shows, saying screenings are already being performed by “anyone selling firearms at any of those tables.”
“So, when they say that to me, I don’t really know what it is. I know there are talking points, but the fact of the matter is that anyone who is selling firearms is going to have to do background checks, unless it’s just a private sale. But you’re not going to have a table at a gun show on a private sale,” the Republican governor told reporters Tuesday.
Oliva seemed even more dubious, telling reporters that the House is “always very careful when we in any way start to infringe on those things that people consider their constitutional rights.”
Update: Bill Galvano has taken around $500,000 from Michael Bloomberg in order to push his gun control agenda in Florida, according to NRA-ILA. He is a RINO and not a real Conservative!
So let’s go over this again: there is no such thing as a “gun show loophole.” Anyone having a table at any gun show must conduct record checks. Those are not “private sales.” But it is a talking point frequently used by gun grabbers. Hopefully this bill will not pass.
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