DeSantis Warns Looters They Could be Shot if they Decide to Take Advantage of Hurricane Chaos

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After Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly issued a harsh warning to anyone considering looting.

After Hurricane Idalia, a Category 3 hurricane with gusts of up to 125 mph, made landfall close to Keaton Beach in Florida’s Big Bend just before 8 a.m. local time, DeSantis made the remarks at a press conference in Perry, Florida.

“I’d also just remind potential looters that you never know what you’re walking into. People have a right to defend their property. This part of Florida, you got a lot of advocates and proponents of the Second Amendment. I’ve seen signs in different people’s yards in the past after these disasters, and I would say it’s probably here, ‘You loot, we shoot.’” DeSantis said.

“You never know what’s behind that door if you go break into somebody’s house,” he continued.

Since Idalia reached landfall, at least two individuals have perished in auto accidents.

As Idalia advances from Georgia to South Carolina, the number of people experiencing power outages has increased to almost 400,000.

[READ MORE: Massive Oaktree Falls on Florida Governor’s Mansion While DeSantis’s Family is at Home as Powerful Hurricane Tears Through State]


  1. So true. DeSantis calls us Citizens, and treats us as such. Not folks, not people, not residents, but Citizens.
    This is what Citizens do, they have God-given rights to love the Lord God freely, love your neighbor (but not be taken advantage of) , and take care of your family, and they use them.

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