I sincerely regret not being able to see the responses of those who attempted to seize guns in Santa Rosa County, Florida. After hearing their sheriff publicly advise residents to kill invaders and also indicate that he favors it, the citizens of the town decided to take matters into their own hands.
The remark that Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson gave in response to the "stand your ground!" campaign was reported by Just the News. Just the News claimed that Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson yelled "stand your ground!" as the suspect, identified as Brandon J. Harris, 32, burst into residences in the Pace neighborhood.
It seems like there are twenty deputies and the dogs are loose. He is scaling fences, breaking into homes, and leaping on other people's glasses in addition to his destructive behavior. We were ultimately successful in capturing him inside the home that Tom Sawyer led us to (Road). After that, he was brought into a bedroom.
JTN made the observation that Harris was a recurrent offender. When Harris was initially in trouble with the police, he was just 13 years old at the time. Since that time, Harris has been taken into custody 17 times. Sheriff Johnson made the following statement about the suspect: "He just can't seem to grasp the idea that crime doesn't pay."
According to Johnson, Harris was not recognized as a law enforcement officer; nonetheless, the individual who shot Harris did not conduct any crime and will not be held accountable for his actions. Johnson urged the citizens of the county to not only fight invaders but also learn how to shoot better in his speech.
We do not have any information on the individual who shot him. They were under the impression that they were criminals. Anyone who tries to break into your home will be welcomed with open arms in Santa Rosa County. We would rather you did.
It makes no difference who was responsible. Every other Saturday, we provide a session on how to safely use firearms. If you are able to go, not only will you be able to shoot more accurately, but you will also be able to assist the taxpayers in saving money.
BOOM. Literally. This is the tried-and-true method of providing assistance to taxpayers.
Sheriff Johnson was not the only law enforcement official in Florida who advocated for citizens to use deadly force against looters who broke into houses. According to The New York Post, the sheriff of Polk County, Grady Judd, instructed residents to start fires when intruders arrive on their property before June 2020.
They are gun enthusiasts. I would explain it to them like way. They are gun enthusiasts. They ought to have access to firearms. Tonight, you may find me there armed to the teeth with my firearms.
The Bottom Line: How heartening is it to see revered members of the law enforcement community "speak the silent part out loud" (although I despise this cliched and hackneyed expression)? It is important to encourage homeowners to not only resist intruders with conviction but also to make use of their rights under the Second Amendment in order to safeguard their homes and the lives of their families in the event of a break-in. And even better, to "shoot better" and save taxpayers the financial burden of supporting career criminals such as Brandon Harris.
After Harris's release from prison, he may well commit another burglary, and it would not surprise me in the least. However, he should give it some consideration before acting this time since the homeowner could take the counsel that Sheriff Bob Johnson gave him.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Real News Real Patriots.