On Monday, White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre chastised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for signing legislation making the state a constitutional carry state.
She said, “It is shameful that so soon after another tragic school shooting, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a permitless concealed carry bill behind closed doors, which eliminates the need to get a license to carry a concealed weapon.”
Jean-Pierre also said, “This is the opposite of commonsense gun safety. The people of Florida — who have paid a steep price for state and Congressional inaction on guns from Parkland to Pulse Nightclub to Pine Hills — deserve better.”
Jean-Pierre failed to explain that constitutional carry has been on the rise in the twenty-first century. Florida is the 26th state to approve constitutional carry, which means that people in the majority of U.S. states no longer need a permit to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are the other 25 constitutional states.
Following her criticism of DeSantis for signing constitutional carry, Biden's press secretary, Jean-Pierre, pressed Biden's gun control agenda, stating, “The President continues to call on Congress to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines, require safe storage of firearms, eliminate gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and require background checks for all gun sales, and for state officials to take action at the state level.”