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DeSantis has message for potential looters in wake of Hurricane Idalia: ‘You loot, we shoot’

By Victor Nava   
August 30, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told would-be thieves that law enforcement in the Sunshine State would not tolerate anyone taking advantage of the chaos in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, warning: “You loot, we shoot.”

“I’d also just remind potential looters – you never know what you’re walking into,” DeSantis, 44, said during a press conference Wednesday.

“People have a right to defend their property. This part of Florida, you got a lot of advocates and proponents of the Second Amendment, and 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.'” 

The governor was responding to reports of people trying to loot in Steinhatchee, a town of 537 people in Taylor County, Florida, where the Category 3 storm made landfall.

DeSantis called it “ridiculous” that anyone would try to loot just hours after Idalia’s 125 mph winds and torrential storm surge wreaked havoc on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/08/30/desantis-warns-potential-looters-after-hurricane-idalia-landfall-you-loot-we-shoot/

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Thieves have neither sense nor qualms about stealing. A significant number of stay-behinds in NOLA during Katrina were there for the looting and underestimated the storm. A nurse I talked with from down there who could not evacuate without placing her patient's lives in danger said she was told the last Amtrack out of town left mostly empty...
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A couple of hurricane looters are behind bars with bonds of over $1M each ...

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I love the outrage over "You Loot. We Shoot" comment by newsweak.sause 
Ron DeSantis Sparks Fury With 'You Loot, We Shoot' Hurricane Warning
https://www.newsweek.com/ron-desantis-loot-shoot-warning-hurricane-idalia-1823664
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I love the outrage over "You Loot. We Shoot" comment by newsweak.sause 
Ron DeSantis Sparks Fury With 'You Loot, We Shoot' Hurricane Warning
https://www.newsweek.com/ron-desantis-loot-shoot-warning-hurricane-idalia-1823664
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I love the outrage over "You Loot. We Shoot" comment by newsweak.sause 
Ron DeSantis Sparks Fury With 'You Loot, We Shoot' Hurricane Warning
https://www.newsweek.com/ron-desantis-loot-shoot-warning-hurricane-idalia-1823664
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