DeSantis and Crist Will Debate On Whether The NRA Is A Hate Group
Governor DeSantis and Senator Crist Will Debate On Whether The NRA Is A Hate Group
The gun control discussion in Tallahassee is escalating. It’s the first time since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that the two major rivals in the race for governor have had to have the two most powerful guns in the gun control debate in the state face off one on one.
“This is a debate that should be had. Two very powerful people,” said David Hogg, who started the national movement on gun violence on the high school campus in Parkland. The young man who survived the shooting at the Florida high school has been advocating for a gun control bill. “So let’s have it. We have two people here, two people we can reach out to, and have this discussion that hopefully will be productive.”
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who lost a close gubernatorial showdown with Gov. Rick Scott, was in Tallahassee earlier this week to talk about his plan to combat gun violence.
“It is time for us to have a meaningful conversation on gun control here in Florida,” Gillum said.
Gillum also says he will bring up the NRA’s history with the gun control debate when he meets in Tallahassee with Governor DeSantis this afternoon. The NRA has been a strong supporter of gun control in Florida.
One of Mr. DeSantis’s biggest weaknesses was not getting gun control on his desk. He’s faced tough questions on his stances on illegal immigration, the death penalty and the Affordable Care Act.
This race is a direct challenge to Mr. DeSantis. The NRA backed former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in his bid to become governor.
“We should have a debate on whether the NRA is a hate group,” Gillum said, “And as we talk about gun control, let’s also have a debate on whether the NRA is a hate group. To me that is a much bigger conversation that we should be having