DeSantis’ comments came Thursday after the 6-3 ruling that New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permit issuance is unconstitutional, as Breitbart News reported.
The Tallahassee Democrat set out the governor’s praise for the gun law change.
“I think it was definitely the right decision,” DeSantis said during a press conference in Broward County focused on efforts to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Justice Clarence Thomas said Americans have a constitutional right “to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home” and DeSantis praised Thomas for that particular summation of the verdict.
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“From what I have seen, I think it was a great decision by Justice Thomas,” the governor said. “Very rarely does he do anything that is not correct. I think he’s been a fantastic justice.”
According to the report, DeSantis has pledged to sign a constitutional carry bill, which would allow people to carry weapons without a license, before he leaves office.
“What you don’t want is to have a government bureaucrat stymie your ability to exercise your constitutional rights,” DeSantis said.