Gov. DeSantis messages on abortion ban, constitutional carry to Utah GOP

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DeSantis has worked the new laws into his stump speech since Friday.

Florida’s Governor continues to test drive messaging on some of the most hard-right legislation of the 2023 Session.

Ron DeSantis messaged briefly at the Utah Republican Convention Saturday about the just signed six-week abortion ban and constitutional carry legislation, two gifts to the right wing likely to be major issues in the 2024 presidential race.

“We have stood for life by enacting the heartbeat bill in the state of Florida. We have stood for the second amendment by enacting constitutional carry,” DeSantis said.

The latter is ironic, given reporting before the convention that guns were not allowed in Saturday’s speech. Magnetometers were used to screen attendees to ensure they didn’t have the guns allowed virtually everywhere in Florida now.

DeSantis made similar remarks in Washington D.C. at The Heritage Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, in yet another out-of-state speech ahead of a likely run for President.

“We recently signed the Heartbeat Bill to Protect Life. We’ve signed constitutional carry, because you shouldn’t need a permission slip to exercise your Second Amendment freedoms,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis did not message on these bills in New Hampshire and Ohio speeches, nor did he touch on them in South Carolina and at Liberty University in Virginia. Slowly but surely, he is finding his rhythm on these controversial bills, however.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Mercury Shampoo Ed 👍

    April 22, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    He had the right idea when he at least appeared to limit the abortion ban to 15 weeks. Now he’s miscalculated I’m afraid if he campaigning on 6 week abortion ban nationally. Rational people don’t want a bunch of unwanted kids being born because that’s not good for society or the economy. It’s just a religious, bleeding heart pipe dream and not practical. Many people will be impacted in a negative way by the ban. It’s almost like encouraging less responsible people to breed and have kids. The legislation isn’t going to magically make people more responsible.

  • Chris sr

    April 22, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    So murdering babies is rational and responsible? She we murder 5 & 6yrs because they are an economic burden? If not, what’s the difference between the baby in the womb? Location? Level of development, it’s discrimination against those unable to defend themselves

    • Luca P

      April 22, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      Have you watched the news lately? 5&6 year olds are already being murdered and y’all dont seem to be bothered by that… Stop acting all holier than thou when the kids that are being murdered are just colateral damage to your 2nd amendment rights.. Women excersizing their right to an abortion are a hell of alot more pro active than the do nothings supporting the 2nd Am!

    • Greaseball Bill McClure

      April 22, 2023 at 7:16 pm

      If you wanna take care of mentally disordered meth babies and crack babies with bad my guest.. but don’t expect everyone else to fall in line. Are you for tax increases to pay for 100’s of thousands of unwanted kids? If so, we can talk I suppose. Will you be raising a mentally disordered with meth baby with Ted Bundy genetics yourself?

  • Dont Say FLA

    April 22, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    How’s ole Terry Schaivo doing? Is Ron Duh’s Panties spoon feeding her ranch dressing?

  • Linda

    April 22, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    I think a woman should be able to do what she wants with her body. I’m pro choice for me it’s a hard no but I could never judge one for having a abortion like mentioned above who is going to pay for drug addicted babies whose going to foster the unwanted ones who end up in the system who is going to house and clothes them feed them nurture them because I promise you if forced to carry a baby there will be resentment and possible abuse what about the victims of rape and incest we have to many in the situation now why add to it because someone is going against what you believe in where is the freedom that was guaranteed to us under the constitution

  • woke

    April 23, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Yahoo Rona! Give every fetus a gun!

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