DeSantis Warns Looters: ‘Florida Is A Second Amendment State’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Largo, Fla. DeSantis was updating residents of the path of Hurricane Ian. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

At a glance

  • Post-storm looting is, unfortunately, common after many natural disasters. But Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has made it clear that he has no patience with looters.
  • He noted that some businesses that boarded up prior to the storm included this message: “You loot, we shoot.”
  • DeSantis: “At the end of the day, we are not going to allow lawlessness to take advantage of this situation. We are a law-and-order state, and this is a law-and-order community, so do not think that you’re going to go take advantage of people who’ve suffered misfortune. … Florida is a Second Amendment state.”


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