Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that the Saudi pilot who killed three people at a Pensacola naval base on Friday took advantage of a gun “loophole” that must be closed.
DeSantis said at a news conference late Sunday that he thought only foreign law enforcement officers could legally buy and possess guns in the U.S. However, according to the FBI, the suspect in Friday’s shooting spree legally purchased his weapon.
DeSantis, a Republican, said he plans to urge Donald Trump to change the law that allows foreigners to possess firearms.
The governor said, “I’m a big supporter of the Second Amendment, but the Second Amendment applies so that we, the American people, can keep and bear arms. It does not apply to Saudi Arabians.” (USA Today)
- DeSantis makes a good point.
- What about all the American citizens who have gone on shooting sprees?
- Wonder what the NRA thinks about this?