Gavin Newsom was brutally fact-checked on Twitter this week after he blamed a Florida mass shooting on a gun law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis; a measure that won’t take effect until July.
From Fox News:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom was fact-checked by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ spokesman after he blamed the Memorial Day shooting in Hollywood, Florida, on laws DeSantis signed that are not yet in effect.
At least nine people, including minors, were hospitalized Monday after an altercation escalated into gunfire at the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, police said. Police detained one person of interest in the shooting while another remains at large.
Newsom reacted to reports of the shooting on social media, blaming gun violence on a bill DeSantis signed in April that eliminates the requirement for an individual to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.
However, DeSantis press secretary Jeremy Redfern replied shortly afterward, noting that the bill Newsom referenced is not yet in effect.
“Hi Gavin,” Redfern said. “How does a law that doesn’t take effect until July 1st change this outcome?”
Newsom’s claims about the constitutional carry law removing requirements for background checks are also misleading.