Obama Lacks Political Courage according to Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio questioned President Barack Obama’s commitment to the Second Amendment. He described the president as having no political courage to admit his true feelings. Rubio made the statement Thursday morning at Fox and Friends.
The Republican senator said that he didn’t think President Obama would try to repeal the Second Amendment. He said that he was worried about the efforts to weaken the said amendment. He added that if the president’s side doesn’t understand the Second Amendment and how it’s supposed to apply then they are willing to test it and see how they can infringe on it.
Rubio made his statements in response to President Obama’s press conference Wednesday where the president laid out his recommendations to Congress to reform gun control policy. The president also announced 23 executive actions.
Florida is known as the Gunshine state. It doesn’t require permit to buy or possess a rifle, handgun or a shotgun. Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida expressed support for a review of the state’s gun law policy. But shortly after, he took back his comment and issued a statement through his press secretary that stated he supports the Second Amendment and is not proposing any gun law changes.
Governor Scott said that he had no plans to propose any changes to Florida gun laws. He added that he needs to hear ideas for improving the safety of schools. Scott declined to say whether he supported changes to gun laws since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Scott’s press secretary made the clarification after the Tampa Bay Times reported that the governor voiced his support for a broad review of the state’s gun laws. The statement from Scott’s press secretary indicated that the governor supports the second amendment and will listen to ideas on how to improve school safety during the legislative session.