Florida’s Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson is taking heat for a statement he made after a recent home invasion in which the homeowner shot at the suspect and missed but never stepped forward to own up to the shooting. The suspect, Brandon Harris, was arrested.
“I guess they think that they did something wrong, which they did not. If somebody’s breaking into your house, you’re more than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County. We prefer that you do, actually. So, whoever that was, you’re not in trouble. Come see us. We have a gun safety class we put on every other Saturday. And if you take that, you’ll shoot a lot better and hopefully you’ll save the taxpayers money.”Santa Rosa County Sheriff
Cue the woke mob hysteria. “He’s just turned Santa Rosa County into the Wild West!” People accused the Santa Rosa Coutny Sheriff of being racist. (The suspect was white). NPR (National Public Radio) hired three “woke” defense attorneys to cause him problems.
“It’s wildly irresponsible, because it essentially encourages people to use deadly force without giving it more consideration. There’s often times that somebody is not an imminent threat to you. Sheriff Johnson just turned Santa Rosa into the Wild West. Maybe one less Sheriff’s salary is a better way to save the taxpayers money.”one of the defense attorneys told NPR,
Sigh. Hysteria doesn’t serve a useful purpose. And shooting an intruder who has just broken into your home is perfectly legal. The Sheriff was attempting to coach his residents to save their own lives. The adage about ‘when seconds count, police are only minutes away’ is exactly true. Sometimes there isn’t enough time to call for help when someone is attempting to harm you or your family.
NPR, their trio of defense attorneys and the rest of the woke media will never understand what it takes to defend yourself from an act of extreme violence. All they can do is criticize those involved from the safety of their ivory towers.
Extreme violence can only be overcome by greater violence. It’s not pretty and it’s certainly not easy to talk about. But that’s what Sheriff Johnson was trying to do. He was trying to keep the 193,998 residents of Santa Rosa County alive and safe from predators like Brandon Harris. That’s his job, and he appears to do it well, which will always provoke the ire of the woke media mob, especially if a Southern Sheriff is involved.Lee Williams, The Gun Writer, SAF
Featured screenshots via Santa Rosa County Sheriff and mugshot of Harris
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