Sheriff Grady Judd: If Criminals Break In, I’ll ‘Shoot Them So Much You Can Read a Newspaper Through Them’
By Bailey Duran | July 10, 2020
(CNS News) — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who encourages law-abiding citizens to buy guns and learn how to shoot them properly, recently said that if criminals break into his house, he will “shoot them so much that you can read a newspaper through them.”
Sheriff Judd made his remarks on Radio America’s The Dana Show, hosted by Dana Loesch, a conservative and strong defender of the Second Amendment.
During the program, Sheriff Judd explained that citizens have a constitutional right to defend themselves and their homes or businesses. This is particularly relevant given the recent rioting and looting that has occurred in many cities following the death of George Floyd.
“The truth is, they [citizens] have a right to protect themselves in their home and they should,” said Sheriff Judd. “Then you have some in the media going, ‘oh, well he’s inflaming.’”
“I tell you what, I am not inflaming,” he said, “but I am making it abundantly clear that I am encouraging our folks to prepare themselves to be safe at home, and if anyone—any robber, any looter—thinks that they can break into your home and you’re going to stand there and watch it? You’re going to let them break in and beat you up and take your stuff? Well, that’s just craziness!” J
Judd continued, “I can assure you: Someone breaks into my home, I’m going to shoot them, and I’m going to shoot them a lot.”
“I’m going to shoot them so much that you can read a newspaper through them,” he said.
“And that’s my recommendation to the other people in our community,” he added. “I’m talking about real looters, real criminals, and real robbers.”
He later stressed, “you should never use deadly force against someone else unless you believe that it’s imminent, that you’re in great danger of being significantly hurt and/or getting killed.”
In 2017, a year after the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida, Sheriff Judd urged the citizens of Polk County to get a gun and learn how to use it. “The armed assailant doesn’t plan on you fighting back,” he said. “He plans on having a gun, doing all the shooting, and you’re just a sitting duck.”
“Well, the ducks need to shoot back,” he finished.