Watts’ Attack on Sheriff’s Home Defense Advice Ignores Biden’s Ignorance Approach

Sheriff Judd with Honorary Deputy Sheriff Lemuel “Lem” Geathers, Winter Haven's first black commissioner and mayor, longtime civil rights advocate, WWII veteran, diabetic amputee, and cancer survivor. And the best the gun-grabbers can come up with is a sheriff who advocates armed defense of homes must be a racist? (Polk County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Florida sheriff says he’s encouraging gun-toting residents to shoot looters who break into homes,” ClickOrlando.com reported Tuesday.

“The message is clear: If you come here to peaceably assemble and protest, we’re gonna make sure we protect your constitutional right to do that and we encourage it,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a video statement. He followed that with a sober warning:

“I would tell them, if you value your life, they probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be in their homes tonight with their guns loaded, and if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”

That bit of commonsense advice brought swift condemnation from prominent opponents of the right to keep and bear arms. The echo chamber over at Shannon Watts’ Twitter feed was representative, with some of the “nicer” ones asserting:

“This man needs to be removed from his job! … Fire. HIM. … Irresponsible rhetoric. He should resign.”

That’s curious when you consider Moms Demand Action and their Everytown bankroller have endorsed Joe Biden for president, a man who urged followers to:

“[J]ust walk out on the balcony, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house…”

Or alternatively to:

“[J]ust fire the shotgun through the door…”

Apparently firing a gun when you don’t know who is on the receiving end, aside from opening one up to felony endangering and homicide charges, qualifies as “commonsense gun safety” with those who demand you and I be disarmed. That and shoot assailants in the legs.

But when a sheriff suggests people being attacked take appropriate measures to defend themselves and their homes, that makes him, at least according to some of Shannon’s Twitter followers, “a lot of fun at klan parties…” [and] “a White Privileged Extremist”…

Self-defense, the manipulators originating such memes would have us believe, is an act of privileged racism. That’s calculated because they know such accusations in today’s Chinese-style “social credit” environment can ruin a person.

We see report after report of armed citizens deterring violence merely by possessing the means to do so. We also see police officials admitting they will be too late to protect victims (and indeed have no duty to do so). In some cases, they're even powerless to protect themselves.

Don’t expect the cognitive dissonance between willful delusions and reality to register with doctrinaire gun-grabbers. They’re incapable of logical consistency and will just have to learn the hard way if they’re ever going to learn at all.

And speaking of cognitive dissonance, Sheriff Judd showed everyone his big “but” (as I believe in the Second Amendment but…) a while back when he called on “Congress to outlaw devices designed and manufactured, imported, or possessed, for making any firearm simulate or function as or in the manner of an automatic firearm,” and used his bully pulpit to speak out against open carry.  You can't have it both ways, Sheriff: It's either “shall not be infringed” or “infringed.”


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Sandbagger
Sandbagger
1 month ago

Huuuuummmm ! Kansas eh !

What happened to freedom
What happened to freedom
1 month ago

During these tough times, the number one request to a 911 call. Should be to send the coroner to remove the body or bodies of looters before they start to stink. We don’t need the police!

Sandbagger
Sandbagger
1 month ago

This should be every sheriff in America. Pay attention and take notes ladies and gentlemen from all our sheriff’s departments we have your backs all ways and god bless. Thank you sheriff Judd from Massachusetts for helping keep Florida from becoming Massachusetts.one year to retirement hope I can make it !

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago

Just let everytown for gun CONFISCATION live in their own cocoon of security in their gated communities. We in the real world will defend our modest “castles”. Praises to sheriff Judd who tells it like it ts, he loves to be on TV and is frequently quoted and interviewed. I think he is doing a great job…keep it up.

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago

This was posted today and there is a good chance many of you have not seen it yet. There are lies of omission and lies of commission. This piece is heavy on the former and moderate on the latter. But then I would expect no less given the topic.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/more-and-more-terrified-black-americans-are-learning-to-use-guns?ref=scroll

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  RoyD

Chelsea Clinton is a daily beast!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  RoyD

@USA, Isn’t Chelsea a public health “expert” for some Ivy League University, also.

What happened to freedom
What happened to freedom
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I’ve heard Chelsea is the resident expert on STDs.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  RoyD

, Hey, how did that tournament go for you?

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

It was hot and five hours under the sun left me a little pink. I managed to not shoot any of the “white guys.” A bunch of very good shooters on our squad. One of them finished at the top of the board. It was worth it just to see him shoot the match. He was like a well oiled machine. A tall skinny driven machine. And nobody at the match DQ’ed which is a little unusual considering Matt gave the “new (or at least new to us) shooter” talk to about seven or eight people. In other words the… Read more »

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago

It is very obvious anyone who does not support the Sheriff supports rioting and looting. Neither are a right here in America. Break into my home and you will meet your maker.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

@Az Don, you have to sleep sometime, beef up your security with a dog, two is better, and a fence, two is better.

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@WB,don’t you have 4 or five dogs?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Will

, Yes, the citizens of Texas have been most generous with their unwanted animals. Twelve horses, eleven dogs, and one cat.
We also have two USS Cyclone fences, two fighting positions that cover the one driveway, And an LP/OP.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago

@USA – Not sure that this applies to all departments, would guess not. However in my opinion one is too many.

As you say, low IQ cops are more likely to “just follow orders”, doing the most criminal of acts simply because it is department policy.

a.x. perez
a.x. perez
1 month ago

Funny how these types never address “people of colour” using firearms to protect their homes.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago
Reply to  a.x. perez

They are only defending themselves against Trump, it’s all his fault that they are not successful. Trump is the boogey man.

rotten-ron
rotten-ron
1 month ago

If you buy into: “shoot assailants in the legs”, go for the center of mass of the calf!! Seems like stupidity is spreading faster then COVID19!!

mike
mike
1 month ago

grady’s is right on it , try breaking into my house and see what ya get.or any of my family i be right there to help. protest all you want but when you start breaking the law then your asking for whatever happeneds

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

The RIGHT to keep and bear arms, the RIGHT to life, liberty, the pursuit of happyness, to assemble PEACEABLY, the RIGHT of self defense etc. have absolutely NOTHING TO DO WITH RACEISM. These are GOD given and they are constitutionally protected RIGHTS. ANYONE who would disarm you is very misinformed or criminal or just plain evil. Now we find demoncraps in lock step with antifa, b l m, b a m n, all terrorist organizations wither they are called such or not. Demoncraps even fund them and bail them out of jail when they are caught. The question becomes; Why… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago

@USA, You are one crazy vato!

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@WB,I wonder how he comes up with this off the wall crap?

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
1 month ago

@USA
Mmmm yep kinda screwed up there, stereotype much officer? What was he detained for to begin with?

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

Affirmative action hiring is a real thing, even in the FBI. I say this based on personal observation during over 22&1/2 years of dealing with a number of them.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
1 month ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

@USA
Great post, you have some interesting ones that’s for sure. I find myself always checkin them out

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Gee, we are all supposed to be colorblind but if I protect myself I am a racist? What guarantee do you have that the person breaking into your home is a person of color. Is she saying that all people breaking into homes are of color and the people defending their homes are white? Isn’t that like a racist way of thinking? So even though I don’t see color, were those really milky skin people breaking into the businesses really light colored blacks? You know the ones with blond hair and blue eyes? I’m voting republican so I guess that… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Muiss Two Watts Short of a LIght Bulb would go apopleptic t read this, but I’ll type it anyway: the ANSWER to the crazy high death toll in CHicago’s “hoods” would be for the law abiding amongst them to of a sudden get themselves legally armed and skilled. Once the “saturation level” s enough the gangbangers would be afraid to go out in public with their guns, housebreakings would end, and so would drive by shootings. The safest I ever felt in a big city was when I was in Managua Nicaragua back in the Sandinista occupation. Daniel Ortega, their… Read more »

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

I don’t care what color they are if they break into my home they are history! Period!

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

After watching all the rioting and looting this past two weeks and the burning of buildings that had nothing to do with a bad cop who killed a guy in custody just shows me the need for no reduction in cops just better management of the cops, that cop should have been fired a long time ago according to his record.
With all the looting and burning we sure don’t need any laws that restrict honest citizens from owning firearms and using them to protect what is there’s.
We have a second amendment for a reason.

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
1 month ago

Wish he were my sheriff!

jdshotgun66
jdshotgun66
1 month ago

Grady Judd has his flaws, but this attitude is why he will get re-elected AGAIN.

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago

I could really not care less about Shannon (t)Watts’ opinion on any subject. She’s a demented and evil Karen.

Larry
Larry
1 month ago
Reply to  Chuck

Seriously. If you let yourself be bothered by the names ignorant people call you, you’re damaging your blood pressure for nothing. Just laugh and agree. “Yeah, I’m a racist. Yup, I’m a white nationalist. Klan? Not yet, where can I sign up?”

Doszap
Doszap
1 month ago

“This man needs to be removed from his job! … Fire. HIM. … Irresponsible rhetoric. He should resign.” No butt head, this is one of the FEW Sane Law Enforcement Officers left in the country,I would recommend the same.You come on my property with rocks ok, I wont shoot you, you light a Molotov?, you’re getting Whambulanced.YOU try to enter my home, 1-100 YOU Will catch double that in lead, you see, WE HAVE HAD IT with a nation of Socialist Loving PUSSIES.We are not giving up our weapons NO MATTER WHAT LAWS Congress passes, and if they try they… Read more »

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

4. Retired and entitled to pay.
I’m not retired from the Armed Forces and not entitled to pay, so exempt.
Just discharged, twice. Regular AF and TXANG.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

@RF,thank you for your service.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

California where they confiscate your guns and other States with “Red Flag” Laws.

AnotherLEO
AnotherLEO
1 month ago

Here.. unless you also believe convicted Felons should be able to own, carry guns. I believe that the loss of certain civil rights includes the lawful possession of guns. HOWEVER.. I do not agree it should be for life. In all honesty, every gun charge I ever hit someone with was secondary to a felony charge.. and they were already convicted felons (all violent felonies). I have NEVER hassled a law abiding citizen about carrying a gun.. pistol or rifle.. or pulling out said weapon when they were threatened. I’ve seen other officers pursue brandishing charges after delving into obtuse… Read more »

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  AnotherLEO

@LEO,there are many on this site that think convicted violent felons who complete their sentence and are on parole should have their full rights restored. Like they will magically become law-abiding citizens when not incarcerated ! That’s Bull Shit too!

Shotgun505
Shotgun505
1 month ago
Reply to  Will

If the criminal has done the time for the crime he has payed his debt to society and needs his full rights restored after he is done with his time. You need to realize that the left is still taking your gun rights away and leaving the ex criminal no way to protect themselves.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Will

, They may or may not become law-abiding, but they get the presumption of innocence back. The problem is that our society has deviated from the basics. No one wants to hang murders, arsonists, rapists or kidnappers. If we got back to basics, the question of restored Rights would not come up often. Restore the Republic.

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  RoyD

My first thought was the son of a bitch should had never been released from prison!

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  RoyD

Where was skinhead mentioned about this scum?

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  Will

Will, there you go again wanting facts. Quit being silly and just go with it; it will make “someone” feel better.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  AnotherLEO

@aLEO – Are we not meant to be a nation under rule-of-law? Yes cops need discretion to perform their duties and judges need discretion in order to set appropriate sentences. However laws must be applied uniformly. When the law is wrong, it must be changed. For example the gun laws you discuss – it is not right for people’s fate to hang so heavily upon which LEO they encounter. Good for them if they run into someone sensible like you – but what about some poor schmuck who uses their personal firearm to save your sgt or command staff’s life.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

@USA – Did not in any way mean that I support taking people’s guns. Am saying that rule-of-law means that laws apply to everyone, especially those at the top. Perhaps if we confiscated guns from cops, lawyers, judges and politicians – then they might start agreeing with the rest of us that those laws must go.

Was trying to say that rather than depending upon begging a nice cop for my rights – when laws are wrong, the laws must change.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

New Left Progressive ideology is a mental disorder. Watts is a case in point. Although she is paid to be a front person for this magical thinking she appears to believe it. I wonder how she would react to having Antifa kicking down her front door?

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee


Would infiltrate and gladly provide transportation for shannon’s house and a ride up the coast to the Cuomo’s mansion, Different kind of thinking would follow

vintovka 7.62
vintovka 7.62
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Shannon Watts has armed security thanks to her employer/controller Mike “Big Gulp” Bloomberg. Unlike we mundanes, she really doesn’t have to worry about Antifa kicking down her front door.

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  vintovka 7.62

BUT wouldn’t it be fun to watch !!!

Tionico
Tionico
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

Put me down for two tickets…… right next to the front porch, but sufficneintly off to the side to be out of the direct line of fire.

Tionico
Tionico
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

don’t forget, not that long ago Watts-er-name was gainfully employed by Monsanto Chemical as the front person to lie and cheat about a product over which the company were catching flak because of its known dangers. Roundup is the retailproduct name, and glyphosate is the active ingredient. Funny in a sick way but she used to make her money promoting a dangerous product and tryong to coinvince the world it was just fine, safe, no threat. Now whe’s making her money camaigning to remove the one thing we DO have to protect our own, and those round about us, the… Read more »

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
1 month ago

Pretty much how we all feel in the Sunshine State except for Miami we gave up on them in the 80s.
Was happy to stand watch last thursday night as around 3000 protesters and confused white millenials marched by my home in South Jax beach with OLD GLORY PROUDLY DISPLAYED BEHIND ME. (love AR pistols so easy to hide)

Camotim
Camotim
1 month ago

Shannon needs to lay down that glass pipe.

Gerry
Gerry
1 month ago

I just tweeted both of those Biden quotes to Watts, with a question: “Where were you then?”

Camotim
Camotim
1 month ago
Reply to  Gerry

Most likely she was sucking on the glass pipe.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
1 month ago
Reply to  Camotim

Or something else

PsychoUSMC
PsychoUSMC
1 month ago

Do you see the news? They’re literally laying down for the protestors. Do you not believe they do what their masters demand? Are you at smooth brained?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  PsychoUSMC

Mpls City Council voted to disband the Mpls police. So there will be no enforcement of red flag laws in Mpls. I predict that, if this goes through, someday a mob will catch and hang the mayor and city council of Mpls … someday.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@Wild Bill
HANG EM HIGH.

AnotherLEO
AnotherLEO
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

It’s going to be WAY worse than that Bill. The City Councilmen openly affiliated with Antifa… The police will go home to protect their families and their “group”. The silent majority that did not speak up for reason and justice will be the first to suffer violence… modern day application of “First they came” by Martin Niemoller. As we know.. All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

Tionico
Tionico
1 month ago
Reply to  AnotherLEO

All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
NOT TRUE. In the face of evil a GOOD MAN will never do nothing. If someone DOES do nothing in the face of evil he is NOT a good man. Get this right. This saying stinks. A GOOD MAN will lay his own life down to stop evil.

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  AnotherLEO

USA: Here in Montana, I never saw even ONE during the lockdown. And I was out looking hard. Now, though, after the lift, I see at least three on every drive. Mostly sitting in parking lots in clusters. Not sure what to make of that. Maybe they don’t trust their own communication channels, or maybe one of them buys his donuts by the dozen or something? 🙂

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB…Remember way back when I said the democommies would be using antifa as their enforcement arm .

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet


Let’s see how tough they are in a state full of 2nd amendment citizens. Best getchur Seattle Based yankee ass back on the bus piss boy.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
1 month ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

@USA
Love it.

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

To paraphrase a former POTUS candidate Where can I get me one of them hunting licenses ?

gregs
gregs
1 month ago

“white privileged extremist”? is that someone who is trying to protect what they have spent years working hard and saving for, or someone who takes millions of dollars from a socialist billionaire who is literally a ventriloquist dummy?

Camotim
Camotim
1 month ago
Reply to  gregs

Shannon has armed guards protecting her while she sucks on the glass pipe and tries to take our right to self-defense.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
1 month ago
Reply to  Camotim

What she sucks on my not necessarily be a glass pipe

Doszap
Doszap
1 month ago
Reply to  gregs

No that’s a crazy COMMIE SOB trying to GUILT you into being randomly born a Caucasian.Feed them FISH HEADS.

Superman
Superman
1 month ago

Are you stupid for a living or is it just a full time hobby?