Charlie Crist Plans to Ban Assault Weapons on Day One if Elected Governor

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Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist said he will ban assault weapons by executive order on his first day in office if elected.

Crist had previously made the statement in an interview but reiterated his plan to instate the ban on his Twitter.

The Daily Wire reports:

“I’ll do it by executive order, day one,” he previously said during an interview clip with WPLG Local  10 News’ Glenna Milberg.

Crist has pledged to ban the sale of assault weapons in Florida if elected in a political ad criticizing his opponent, incumbent Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

“(Not so) gentle reminder: Ron DeSantis vowed to pass a deadly permitless open carry law that is identical to the one in Texas,” he wrote.

In another Twitter post on Monday, Crist highlighted a quote he gave to a local news source: “’This is such garbage. We’ve got to stop this,’ Crist told the Sun Sentinel, calling for assault-weapon bans and expanded background checks for new gun owners.”

However, even if Crist manages to defeat DeSantis he will still likely face an uphill battle if he attempts to ban weapons via executive order. The move would nearly ensure legal battles from Second Amendment supporters.


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