It is still my belief that Rick Scott chose to ignore Gun Owners when he signed SB7026 and paid the price in the elections by having to go to manual recount and to only win by 10,033 votes.
There were 8,318,824 people casting ballots in the state of Florida but only 8,188,977 cast a vote for senator. That’s 129,847 people who selected neither and refused to vote for the office. How many of those non-votes were from gun owners pissed off at him and refused to congratulate bad behavior? For argument’s sake let’s say half of them and round it up to 65,000 people. That added to Scott’s result would have put the difference between candidates to 0.70%, above the Automatic Recount mandate and the Margin of Cheating.
Of course, I am just speculating. We will never know for sure how many Florida Gun Owners did not vote for Scott and for what reasons, but it would behoove state politicians to consider that courting the gun vote with good deeds is the best way to remain in power. Bloomberg’s money seems to be cursed and the recipients end up with a fast political death.