Gavin Newsom completely embarrasses himself in rush to blame DeSantis for beach shooting

The remarkable thing about California Gov. Gavin Newsom taking cheap shots at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is now running for president, is that Newsom has so many problems in his own state, beginning with a projected $32 billion budget shortfall, that you’d think he has his hands full.

Another remarkable thing is that you would think Newsom would make sure he knows what he’s talking about before trying to slight his Republican counterpart.

Just as Democrats are wont to do after every mass shooting, Newsom pounced on a shooting that took place along a beachside promenade in Hollywood, Florida, to fault a bill Gov. DeSantis signed last month allowing for permit-less concealed carry — the shooting resulted from a fight Monday evening in front of a stretch of shops on the Oceanfront Broadwalk, according to the Associated Press. Nine people were injured, six adults and three children.

After noting in a tweet that DeSantis signed a permit-less carry bill in April, Newsom added, “Until our leaders have the courage to stop bowing down to the NRA and enact common sense gun safety this kind of senseless violence will continue.”

But there was one major flaw in his assessment, that being that the bill he cited doesn’t take effect until July 1, 2023.

On that note, DeSantis press secretary Jeremy Redfern replied to Newsom’s tweet, “Hi Gavin, How does a law that doesn’t take effect until July 1st change this outcome?”

But that’s not all that the Democrat got wrong. His claim that the bill removes requirements for background checks is also misleading, as Fox News noted.

“The law allows eligible citizens 21 years of age and up to carry without asking the government for a permit and without paying a fee. The legislation does not change who is eligible to obtain a carry permit, and those who still wish to get a permit may do so under the law,” the network reported.

Under existing Florida law, people who wish to obtain a license to carry concealed weapons in public must pass a fingerprint-based background check and complete a firearms training class, among other requirements.

Interestingly, gun-grabbing queen Shannon Watts repeated the misleading claim about the law that is not effective for another full month:

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story as seen on Twitter, beginning with a tweet addressed to “Governor Clownshow” from state Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida:


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