Gov. DeSantis to Advantage Takers: ‘Don’t Even Think About Looting…We are a Second Amendment State’

[Image: Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis -- Twitter video screenshot.]

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis issued a stern warning to those who may try to take advantage of the victims of Hurricane Ian.

DeSantis made the comments Friday during a news conference, reminding potential looters that the Sunshine State is a Second Amendment state.

“The other thing we’re concerned about particularly in those areas that were really hard hit, is you know, we want to make sure we’re maintaining law and order,” Governor DeSantis said.

“Don’t even think about looting. Don’t even think about taking advantage of people in this vulnerable situation, and so, local law enforcement is involved in monitoring that,” he warned.

The Florida governor said that people could “bring boats into some of these islands” to “ransack people’s homes” and strongly advised against doing it.

“I can tell you, in the state of Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home, and I would not want to chance that if I were you, given we are a Second Amendment state,” Governor DeSantis informed potential looters.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ warning:

DeSantis’ former press secretary, now the governor’s rapid response director, Christina Pushaw, posted a picture of a Florida resident in Lee County who posted signs by their front door that reads: “TRY TO LOOT. I WILL EAT YOUR FACE”.

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