Florida Governor With A+ NRA Rating Goes Into Hiding After Massacre

Florida Governor With A+ NRA Rating Goes Into Hiding After Massacre

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com


Following the third horrific mass shooting in Florida in less than 18 months, and specifically in the wake of the grassroots gun-safety movement born in Parkland, Florida, the governor with the A+ NRA rating has gone into hiding.

Not only Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott skipping Wednesday’s night’s nationally televised town hall meeting on gun violence, where he was invited but declined to participate, but it appears he’s quietly scrubbed himself from a speaker role at the NRA’s upcoming national convention in May. The high-profile event is a must for someone like Scott, who’s expected to run for the U.S. Senate.

Indeed, the NRA’s website had previously listed Scott as a featured speaker:

But no more. All mention of Scott has been removed.

Suddenly being an NRA poster boy isn’t good politics for Scott, and he doesn’t want to talk about it.

And for good reason.

Scott’s radical gun agenda has included “lifting restrictions on guns, preventing doctors from asking patients about their weapons, opposing stricter background checks and cutting the cost of getting a concealed weapon license,” according to the Miami Herald.

And over the strenuous objections of the Florida Sheriffs Association, Scott made it legal for people without concealed weapon licenses to carry guns in emergencies, such as hurricane evacuations.

Today, when Scott does appear in public, he stresses “mental health” over gun restrictions as a way to combat mass shootings. Yet “during his seven years as governor, Florida’s per-capita spending on mental health has fallen to 50th in the nation,” the Washington Post recently noted.

For years, Scott basked in the glow of NRA adulation, as the radical gun group showered him with praise and donations.

The NRA backed Scott’s election bid in 2014, awarding him with an “A+” rating. Since he took office, the NRA has marveled at how many laws Scott has been able to pass that weakened gun laws in the state of Florida.

“Rick has signed more pro-gun bills into law in one term than any other governor in Florida history,” the organization cheered.

Suddenly, Scott doesn’t want to answer for his NRA agenda.



Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

American History Proves We Can Still Save Democracy From Trumpism

The Lincoln Memorial

Have you ever thought about the role guilt has played in our national life? It’s not omnipresent, it’s certainly not felt by everyone, most especially those sinned against, but I would say guilt rivals pride as the thing that has most motivated us. Think about it for a moment. The founding of this country wasn’t an immaculate birth – for one thing, there wasn’t a Founding Mother among all those long-heralded Founding Fathers, and one of the two greatest mistakes they made the day they came to an agreement on our founding document was what they left out. They didn’t award women full citizenship, and they failed to deal in any way with the sin of slavery.

Keep reading...Show less
How Fox Props Up The House Republicans' Impeachment Farce

Sean Hannity

Fox News propagandists are still eagerly shoveling Rep. James Comer’s (R-KY) slop to their viewers, nearly one year into the House Oversight Committee chair’s shambolic campaign to damage President Joe Biden’s political standing by focusing on his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings.

Keep reading...Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}