June 10, 2022 Updated 9:32 A.M. ET
WASHINGTON (FLV) – Democrat New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Florida and other states are to blame for the shootings in New York.
“The violence and the mothers that we have to comfort are losing children due to the guns and the carnage on the lawlessness unleashed by those states,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez spoke during a committee hearing on gun violence.
“There is no discussion about gun violence in New York City without discussing the iron pipeline. That is Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and honorary mention to Ohio where 70% of likely illegal trafficked guns found in New York City come from,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw called Ocasio-Cortez’ argument “absurd.”
“These deranged psychopaths have certain targets, and some of them go to schools as a way to maximize the trauma to a community. They’re very evil people,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
On June 3rd, the Governor said shooters target cities with strict gun control laws.
“They do look for areas where they think they’re gonna be able to get away with it. The Buffalo shooter, for example said, I’m going places where I don’t have to worry about people concealed carrying or anything like that. He wanted basically, sitting ducks,” he said.
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