The MAGA morons are on the loose in Florida
And in Manatee County, they’re in charge of government
On February 14, 2018, a young gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida.
On February 14, 2008, a young man armed with a shotgun and pistols killed five students at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
On February 14, 2023, the county commission designated Manatee County as a Gun Sanctuary.
“The Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to turn the county into a safe haven against gun reform and restrictions. So-called gun sanctuary jurisdictions promise to prevent enforcement of state and federal government laws that are seen as “contrary” to the constitutional right to bear arms.” — The Bradenton Herald.
Apparently President’s Biden commemorating the school shooting in Parkland triggered three of the commission’s MAGA nitwits.
“With all the gun regulation that’s going on right now, this would be a good opportunity to send a message to Joe Biden that his unconstitutional policies will not be tolerated in Manatee County,” said Jason Bearden, according to the Herald’s reporting.
“What it’s saying is that if there are state or federal laws that are contrary to the Second Amendment, in the event that those occur, Manatee County will not be a county that enforces those things against the rights of our citizens,” added Commissioner Amanda Ballard, per the Herald.
Not to be left out of the GQP grandstanding, MAGA Commissioner James Satcher said “While it might be counter-intuitive, the actual solution is to allow good people to defend themselves and be dangerous when needed to be.”
(LOL. Satcher said the quiet part out loud: It is “counter-intuitive” to prevent school, church and public shootings by declaring a county a gun sanctuary.)
If there is anything that that typifies a low information MAGA politician, it’s tone deaf, pointless, and divisive grandstanding . . . while tossing bits of red meat to the Marching Moron electorate.
When any of these gun sanctuary laws were challenged in court, they were overturned, but in the MAGA alternative universe, it’s the initial headlines that count.