Florida sheriff gives stark warning to would-be shooters

The bungled response from police to the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas has law enforcement officers around the country on the defensive.

One sheriff in Florida is sending a stark warning to any would-be shooters, saying they will get a “bullet through your head” if they try to hurt innocent children.

Stark warning

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said he was “mortified” by how police responded to the shooting in Uvalde, which lasted an hour before the killer was taken down by Border Patrol agents. The police there have been criticized for waiting to breach the classroom where the shooter holed himself up.

Judd condemned the “unacceptable” reaction from Uvalde police and reassured locals that things will be handled differently in Polk County.

“When you take your children to school healthy and well in the morning, you have every right and expectation to receive them back in the afternoon in the same healthy state,” he said.

Holding up a photo of an officer with his weapon drawn, Judd said, “This is the last thing you’ll see before we put a bullet through your head if you’re trying to hurt our children.”

“We are going to shoot you graveyard dead if you come onto a campus, with a gun, threatening our children or shooting at us,” he said.

Good guys with guns

The Uvalde police have reportedly begun stonewalling an investigation of their response, raising further questions about the actions police did — or didn’t — take.

While leftists seize the moment to try to disarm civilians, Judd told Fox News that if anything, the scandal in Uvalde proves that it’s essential to have “good guys with guns” on school campuses who are trained to handle active shooters.

“But at the end of the day, as simple as it may sound, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. There needs to be multiple people on that campus in advance, well-trained, who are prepared to and can go in and stop the threat,” he said.

As nice as it would be to think the police can always be trusted to respond effectively to a school shooting, events in Uvalde show that isn’t always the case.

That’s all the more reason to ensure that civilians are, as the Second Amendment guarantees, able to defend themselves and not dependent on the state for protection.

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