Flags at half-staff until Thursday as a mark of respect for victims in Allen, Texas

Press release from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor DeSantis has issued the following memo regarding flying flags at half-staff in the state of Florida:

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directed all flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately. Pursuant to this direction, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida immediately until sunset on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Please see the Proclamation by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr here

  • Maaaaaaan this is totally tone deaf.. yet again because the same gun culture 😪 Republicans wack off to is the reason why this happened.. you can’t have it both ways.. this is coming to Florida June 1st.. open carry or permit less carry is gonna make Florida less safe..for everyone mostly cops.. the guys you pretend to care about until they are F”$’n with you.. this is why we can’t take right wingers seriously..you don’t see the hypocrisy 😒 or you don’t care

    • Cut the drama. Guns aren’t shooting anyone, criminals are. Tell us how you’re going to keep guns out of criminals’ hands? How are you going to keep drunks from driving cars? How are you going to keep ignorance from using a keyboard?
      Before you answer, that’ll work…NOT.

      • No one has ever said that reformed gun laws will keep guns out of hands of criminals. However, just like meaningful drunk driving laws have lowered rates of drunk driving, reforming gun laws will make it more difficult to use them in crimes.

        • Reforming or enforcing? There’s a difference – that’s not just common sense.

        • Laws against AR-15s and other high velocity firing semi-automatics military style weapons will cut down on the mass killings like the one in Texas. These weapons blow holes in victims and literally explode organs near the path of the bullet, and docs are helpless to fix many of these wounds. They should not be available to the public.

          • The combination of high velocity, semi-automatic, compact, and large capacity weapons are a military design intended to maximize killing and maiming humans. Any gun meeting that criteria should be banned. The well regulated militia is running amuck and killing Americans.

  • Did they do the same thing for the innocent victims of the trans murderess in Nashville? Or the innocent victims of the cartel dopeman in Brownsville? of the innocent victims of the shooters in Moultrie or Atlanta? Wapo said that the AllenTX shooter was a hispanic neoNazi but that tattoo on his neck probably tells the truth where his sickness came from.

  • i would keep it at half – staffed the rest of Obiden’s time in office.

    • Would that be your Trump flag John? What’s the deal with your cult? You know no one else in US history has flags like that and photoshopped posters with your hero’s head on a bare chested weight lifter. Creepy!

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