Ron DeSantis ready to dump firearm purchase waiting periods
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'Instant checks would do the job.'

Ron DeSantis says he is ready to make gun purchases “instant” without background checks.

The Florida Governor told CNN viewers Thursday that for “law-abiding citizens” there should be no waiting period, when asked about a House bill that would eliminate the current three-day interregnum.

“I think that the background check should be instant. You have the thing, somebody goes, you can run them and you can see if there’s a criminal conviction, if they’re a felon, then obviously they ping. If they have mental health adjudication, then of course they’re going to ping. But I think you want it to be instant background checks. And so that’s what I support.”

“I think it should be instant,” DeSantis added. “I think it should be instant background checks (for) law abiding citizens exercising their rights. You shouldn’t have to be on a mandatory waiting period. Instant checks would do the job.”

Rep. Joel Rudman’s HB 17 would change statute regarding the waiting period, which currently encompasses three days or a completed background check, to whichever is completed earlier.

A.G. Gancarski

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


8 comments

  • PeterH

    January 4, 2024 at 9:49 pm

    The narrative of a forth grader:

    “…. You have the thing, somebody goes, you can run them and you can see if there’s a criminal conviction, if they’re a felon, then obviously they ping. If they have mental health adjudication, then of course they’re going to ping. But I think you want it to be instant background checks. And so that’s what I support.”

  • WhatNow

    January 4, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    This guy’s living in some imaginary fantasy land.

    Haley & Christie are looking better with each passing day, some days even faster than that.

  • Suze

    January 5, 2024 at 9:07 am

    DeathSantis: Pro Gun in every pocket, Pro Anti Women’s Health Care, Anti Public Health , Anti Senior Citizens… Spread Covid and the Flu Everywhere, Anti Human RIGhts.

  • MH/Duuuval

    January 5, 2024 at 10:25 am

    Where Dee is going to get instantaneous firearms clearance is known only to him.

    The federal system still depends on paper records as Congress has refused to authorize computerizing federal firearms records.

    Dee should know this — another example of his ignorance masquerading as omniscience.

    • Dont Say FLA

      January 5, 2024 at 2:05 pm

      “Instant background check” is nothing but a con.

      It allows firearms to be sold to anyone and everyone without a background check because the gun shop ran the check but it didn’t come back “instantly.”

      When the check doesn’t come back in the prescribed time frame, that being an instant, the shop is required to sell the gun to its potential buyer with zero knowledge of the buyer’s qualification to purchase the firearm.

      It’s just more guns for more felons and more exporting across the southern border which is half the reason the G0P will never “solve” the border issue.

      The border, as it is, that the G0P’s solution to their real issue of their donors needing to sell more guns and ammo and armor and such manly man things while bringing in workers who can be scared into working under dangerous conditions for less than legal pay.

      • MH/Duuuval

        January 5, 2024 at 4:47 pm

        “It’s just more guns for more felons and more exporting across the southern border which is half the reason the G0P will never “solve” the border issue.”

        Precisely, with Texas serving as the main conduit for firearms to Mexico and the Emerald Triangle and Florida the departure point for guns going to the Caribbean (esp. Haiti).

        And not a word about ghost guns, which are now about half of the guns confiscated by law enforcement.

        Dee may find his tune changing when he no longer has a taxpayer-supported cadre of security.

    • TJC

      January 5, 2024 at 2:27 pm

      DeSantis has the instant check all figured out: “You have the thing, somebody goes, you can run them and you can see if there’s a criminal conviction…”
      What’s not to understand? He’s talking about magic! Just because a drunk third-grader could have explained it more clearly does not take away from the fact that it will all be done with magic.
      And if a few more people get blown away by guns, that’s okay with Ron. Making someone disappear is a staple of many magic acts.

      • MH/Duuuval

        January 8, 2024 at 3:06 pm

        Yup — even DJT has learned the “thoughts and prayers” mantra after mass shootings.

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