The time after natural disasters can be a dangerous one. Law enforcement is incredibly busy and systems that are meant to dissuade crime from happening are down. This opens the door for criminals to have their way with people and their property.
Many citizens, especially property owners, put up signs warning looters that they will be shot on sight, no questions asked. For some, it’s a solid deterrent. When weighing one’s life against the crime, one will usually choose their life. In a place where society has literally broken down, fear of death or grievous injury is really the only deterrent there is.
Florida Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County Florida recommends this line of citizen-based peacekeeping and gave some advice that many on the left would find more than a little shocking.
Judd said that every citizen has a right to feel safe even in the midst of their home being in shambles. He said that the act of looting is “unacceptable,” and gave a recommendation to citizens looking to make sure looters don’t have their way with them.
“I would highly suggest that if a looter breaks into your home — comes into your home while you’re there to steal stuff — that you take your gun and you shoot him. You shoot him so he looks like grated cheese,” said Judd.
Judd said doing this is a virtue because it not only stops them from looting your home but others whom they may do harm to down the line.
Sheriff Grady Judd: if a looter breaks into your home, take your gun and shoot him. Shoot him so he looks like grated cheese pic.twitter.com/uXxmJFZUnV
— Brendon Leslie (@BrendonLeslie) October 7, 2022
While it may seem like a barbaric thing to suggest, society isn’t always in peak operation. The systems we rely on are often just a hair’s breadth away from collapsing and it doesn’t always need a hurricane to do so. The dirty little secret about society is that it only functions if the vast majority agrees that it should. If even five percent believe society should devolve into chaos then it will.
It’s at this point that you have to defend yourself because law enforcement will be pretty preoccupied. Your first and last line of defense will be yourself and you’re going to want to have the best means of defense on your side. Not only will it protect you, your family, and your property, it will send a message to those looking to do evil that this isn’t an easy target, it’s a house of horrors.
Shoot them till they look like grated cheese.