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DeSantis to Veto $35 Million for Tampa Bay Rays Facility After Team’s Anti-Gun Rant


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Report: DeSantis to Veto $35 Million for Tampa Bay Rays Facility After Team’s Anti-Gun Rant

By HANNAH BLEAU 2 Jun 2022



Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) reportedly plans to veto a bill earmarking $35 million for a Tampa Bay Rays facility days after the team went on an anti-gun tirade on social media alongside the New York Yankees.


The decision, first reported by OutKick, would have the governor nixing “$35 million legislation for a Pasco County facility that’s earmarked for the Tampa Bay Rays’ spring training,” according to the outlet, which asserted that the move is in response to the Tampa Bay Rays’ recent display of anti-Second Amendment virtue-signaling on social media.


Last week, on May 26, the Tampa Bay Rays released a statement in response to the tragic shooting in Uvalde proceeded by an anti-gun blitz on Twitter.


“In lieu of game coverage and in collaboration with @Yankees, we will use our channels to offer facts about the impacts of gun violence,” another tweet read, opening up the platform to a series of anti-gun statistics:



This would not be the first time DeSantis has taken action against woke organizations advancing anti-freedom ideas in his state, taking on Disney after it vowed to fight against the Parental Rights in Education bill, which bars classroom-led discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity for children in kindergarten through third grade.


“And so in Florida, our policies got to be based on the best interest of Florida citizens, not on the musing of woke corporations,” the governor said in March.

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On 6/3/2022 at 9:09 AM, Jeffrey said:

I wonder if MLB is pushing this too.  I read an article earlier today about how the Cubs and Ricketts family could and should do more to combat the gang violence.  I'll try and find it again and post back.

Democrat politicians have already told us how:  take the guns away from law abiding, white suburbanites.  Geesh ...

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Dear Tampa Bum Rays and New Joke Yankees.

We will follow your lead if we can assist you. Once you remove all local law enforcement from around your facilities.

Once you remove the security companies who roam the interior of your facilities.

No, zero employee can own or come to the facilities with a handgun, nor any armed body guards.

And once you and MLB has decided to have ALL employees to show up AND stand for the National Anthem of the United States of America.


Thank You and #F MLB

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