Ron DeSantis says killing border crossers a ‘few times’ will deter future occurrences
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'The times are a-changin', they will have to respond to that.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to justify killing people illegally crossing the Mexican border, and that it won’t take too many of these executions to get the message across.

“But when somebody’s got a backpack on and they’re breaking through the wall, you know, that’s hostile intent and you have every right to take action under those circumstances. And guess what, you do that a few times, the times are a-changin’, they will have to respond to that,” DeSantis said during a a Tuesday night appearance on the CBS Evening News.

DeSantis noted that not all border crossers will be presumed to be members of drug cartels.

“I mean, if they’re trying to break through the wall, we will have deadly force authorized to be able to stop that,” DeSantis said. “Cartel members, I mean, you have to identify them as being hostile. I mean, if there’s, if there’s a woman with a baby, they’re not a cartel member, there’s not going to be authorization to just shoot somebody like that.”

The Governor continues to take a tough stand against the porosity of the Mexican border.

During a recent “tele-town hall” with supporters, he said the American government is “entitled” to render at least some illegal crossers “stone cold dead.

“Some of the things that we’ve already highlighted as part of our agenda, our border policy, I’m the only one that’s willing to send the military to the border and to use deadly force against the Mexican drug cartels,” DeSantis said. “We’re entitled to do it. They’re killing tens of thousands of our fellow Americans.”

“And so our message for the Mexican cartels is if you break into our country and you try to run drugs when I’m President, it would be the last thing you do because you’re going to end up stone cold dead at the border.” DeSantis added.

A.G. Gancarski

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  • My Take

    September 12, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    What a loathsome excuse for a person.
    If you can see them and could shoot them, why not just arrest them when the get across?
    Ànd does he think decision-makers are doing the crossings?
    And how much of our drug problem gets waded in anyway?

  • My Take

    September 12, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Just a dumb redneck appealing to dumb rednecks.
    Barstool blither proposed as çritical national action.

  • PeterH

    September 12, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    DeSantis can spot a cartel member a mile away! DeSantis will be on site to train our Homeland Security folks o how to spot them!


  • Robert Ball

    September 12, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    Isn’t threatening to murder innocent women and children crossing the border against the law. He should be locked up.

  • My Take

    September 12, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    I know Iowa must hàve more than its fair share of hicks, hayseeds, rubes, bumpkins, etc.
    But does it have a lot of the violence-loving knee-jerk blowhards like our lesser* rednecks?
    *not the mere good ol’ boys

  • Michael K

    September 12, 2023 at 9:49 pm

    I guess the self-proclaimed “pro-life” governor is fine with being “pro-death” so long as he alone determines who deserves death by shooting. Such a thug.

  • Tropical

    September 12, 2023 at 10:31 pm

    Well, thank goodness you’ll never be POTUS to try out your scary, babbling plans.
    Guess you’ll just have to continue to ruin Florida, bully boy.

  • My Take

    September 13, 2023 at 12:28 am

    Are they zombies?
    Most things you have to kill only once.

  • Ima Person

    September 13, 2023 at 11:17 am


  • Lex

    September 13, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    Ron, this is a lot even for me. Because we have had almost no border for so long, I think it would be very bad to start shooting people crossing the border out of the blue. We can get serious about controlling the border with actions short of shooting people. We do not shoot people for jaywalking. Border crossing is more serious than jaywalking, but we also are not East Germany. Slow your roll. Do not make threats you won’t actually do to win points with dumb people.

    • Richard Russell

      September 13, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      We have legal border crossings. For anyone who crosses elsewhere they are invading our country and you feel they deserve the rights of an American Citizen – Lex do you live along the border, I mean right along the border, maybe own a farm or ranch right on the border where they cross illegally-if not take a trip down and visit a property owner on the border who deals with them almost daily!

      • Sue B.

        September 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm

        So I’m guessing you’re not a Pro-Life supporters, right? I’m also guessing you’re all in on the death penalty as well, right? And since the vibe you’ve exuded here seems to be a Pro-Death stance, you should be A-OK with reinstating Roe v. Wade, right?

        Yeah, I didn’t think so.

        Seems to me you just want there to be zero consequences to get out your guns and shoot anyone you deem an invader.

        Wish we knew your true identity so we can keep an eye for your upcoming murder trial(s).

  • JON Q

    September 13, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    He wants to be able execute people without due-process of law. This is horrifying.

    • Richard Russell

      September 13, 2023 at 5:12 pm

      They are not American Citizens – due process is an American right, not meant for an invading Army, which is exactly what is taking place away from the legal check points along our border.

      • DeathTo Amerikkka

        September 13, 2023 at 7:09 pm

        Were you born retarded or did you slowly become that way over time?

  • Richard Russell

    September 13, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    We are being “invaded” and anyone who disputes that fact is ignorant of military history. No country ever succeeded in overthrowing another country without invading the enemy’s country. The 19 members of the 9/11 attack came into our country legally utilizing via green cards, but in many cases overstayed. The invasion at the Southern boarder is purely an illegal invasion without any visa application. Unless and until someone shoots (and the shooter is held harmless) an illegal not entering at a border check point, the flood of illegals will continue and the invasion will be implemented without hesitation.

    • Sue B.

      September 13, 2023 at 8:04 pm

      Please name the country this invading army is coming from. Don’t say Mexico, because I’m definitely positive if it were any country’s army, they’d be wearing uniforms.

      Just agree already you want to be able to murder anyone you deem as an invader. At the very least, it would be truthful.

    • Robert Ball

      September 13, 2023 at 8:36 pm

      Another white supremacy response from a neo Nazi member who want’s murder of women and children seeking a better life. Amazing how these MAGA pro life patriot Christians just want to shoot people. How about secure the borders and have immigration laws that are enforced.

  • Chucky

    September 13, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    DeSantis may not wear the swastika, yet his demagoguery and ideology is Nazism all the same.

  • John Barron

    September 14, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Booger Bob and Leona DeSanctus are simply unfit for the oval!! America wants Trump!!!

    • Ben Pewter

      September 19, 2023 at 12:25 am

      Ahhhahhahahaha “america wants trump”

  • It's Complicated

    September 14, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Shooting people who are illegally crossing the border into the United States, even using a stringent profile and engagement protocol, will invariably result in persons being shot who don’t meet that profile. Happens in warfare and it happens in law enforcement. Stopping this invasion will be messy and sometimes, tragic.

    It WILL, however, be a deterrent and dissuader to the current highly organized international human smuggling pipeline coming out of Mexico. The solution is simple – if you want to immigrate to the USA, do so at an established point of entry, and not by swimming across a river or traversing a dessert. Make your case, fill out the paperwork.

  • RVH

    September 23, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Ron Disastrous talks about killing people crossing the border, slitting the throats of adversaries, supporting the death penalty and then he claims to be pro life. Republican hypocrisy at its best.

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