Florida Alert!!! YOU LOOT — WE SHOOT!

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a moral plea against looting that appears to have some firepower behind it.

Updated: New & Revised (9-30-2022) : Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a moral plea against looting that appears to have some firepower behind it.

Florida Alert!!! YOU LOOT — WE SHOOT!

DATE: July 7, 2020
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President

By Marion P. Hammer

Record numbers of firearms have been purchased over the past couple of months in Florida and around our nation. Many of the firearms were – and are – purchased by people who never thought they would want or need a gun. Firearms training classes are full and booked for months ahead. Florida Tax Collectors are reporting huge increases in the number of Concealed Weapon or Firearm License applications being processed locally.

Around the country, professional rioters and violent protesters have been destroying private property.

These acts of violence are soon followed by looters who help themselves to what’s left. These are not acts of civil disobedience; these are planned and orchestrated acts of domestic terrorism.

People around the nation are getting fed up and are buying guns, getting trained and are preparing to protect what they have worked hard to achieve.

We’ve seen people wake up and take responsibility for themselves and their property before.

In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit Miami/Dade County, Florida. The destruction was massive. During the news coverage in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, a warning from residents to looters emerged. Images flashed across TV screens on national TV and the message was clear. Hand scrawled on a piece of building debris: “You Loot – We Shoot!” Spray painted on garage doors: “You Loot – We Shoot!” Painted across the front of damaged homes: “You Loot – We Shoot!”

Hurricane Andrew had damaged and destroyed much of what Dade County residents owned, and they did not intend to lose anything else to looters and roving gangs.

Throughout the television coverage of the plight of hundreds of thousands of residents left homeless by – what at the time was – this nation’s worst hurricane disaster, we saw many people refusing to leave the rubble they once called home. They were armed and standing guard to protect what little they had left. There was even a report from Miami of a police officer on local TV telling residents if they needed security, they’d better get a gun – police couldn’t help them.

Even after the National Guard arrived, residents reported to the media that they still had to protect themselves because when the sun went down, the soldiers disappeared and residents were once again on their own.

During this TV coverage the overwhelming majority of firearms that residents were using for protection were semi-automatic firearms – firearms would be banned as so-called “assault weapons” by gun ban organizers.

Such tragic disasters often make folks open their eyes to the importance of firearms for protection and the outrageous restriction of gun control laws – particularly waiting period laws and gun ban laws. When you need a firearm for protection you can’t wait and you need the firearm best suited to stop gangs of intruders!

Those whose anti-gun philosophy is manufactured in air-conditioned offices or in homes with electronic security systems and iron gates should take heed. When their anti-gun counterparts in Miami, became victims of a disaster, they quickly had a new perspective on the importance of the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right of the People to keep and bear arms.

Hurricane Andrew is not the only time Floridians have stepped up to protect their families and their homes with firearms following hurricane disasters; it just hasn’t been widely reported in the anti-gun, anti-self-defense media.

Today, the ice cold reality of self-reliance settles in when people observe professional protesters rioting with violence and destruction. That’s why they are buying guns.

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NO WARNING SHOTS – Shoot to stop the threat

Florida mail carrier mauled to death by loose dogs. Failed warning shots fired to stop attack.

A Florida postal carrier is dead after being mauled by 5 dogs

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack.” “That was unsuccessful.

August 23, 2022

A U.S. Postal Service carrier who was attacked by five dogs in Putnam County, Florida, has died, a sheriff’s official said.

Pamela Jane Rock, 61, died at a hospital Monday night, the day after the vicious attack, which a neighbor tried to stop by firing into the air, sheriff’s Col. Joseph Wells said Tuesday at a news conference.

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack,” Wells said. “That was unsuccessful.

Officers applied tourniquets to stem the loss of blood, but during the drive to the hospital, Rock went into cardiac arrest.

Neighbors and the dogs’ owner pulled the animals off Rock after they heard her scream, he said. The animals were seized and will be euthanized. Additional details about the dogs, including size or breed, were not provided.

Rock’s niece told NBC affiliate WTLV of Jacksonville that Rock had recently completed training with the Postal Service and was in a postal vehicle when it broke down Sunday in a neighborhood about 65 miles south of Jacksonville.

She said that her aunt was horrifically wounded and that doctors amputated an arm in their attempt to save her.

Animal control officials had visited the dogs’ home at least twice in the last three years, Wells said.

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Doubles Down – Again Calls for Background Checks on Ammunition Purchases

“I’m a gun owner, and, . . . there are reasonable steps we can take that don’t infringe on Second Amendment rights – like expanding background checks and red-flag laws, closing loopholes, requiring background checks for ammunition purchases, banning large capacity magazines . . .”

In Orlando, July 31, 2022 . . . .

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet, issued the following statement in response to the news of a mass shooting in downtown Orlando last night that injured seven people:

“My heart goes out to the Orlando community after last night’s mass shooting. The people of Orlando and of our state have been traumatized by gun violence and mass shootings for far too long. When will Republicans finally stand up and say that enough is enough? Our state needs to pass comprehensive gun safety measures so our communities no longer have to live in fear and terror.

“I’m a gun owner, and I know I’m not the only one who thinks there are reasonable steps we can take that don’t infringe on Second Amendment rights – like expanding background checks and red-flag laws, closing loopholes, requiring background checks for ammunition purchases, banning large capacity magazines, and keeping assault weapons off our streets. Taking steps to stop terrorism in our communities should not be controversial.”

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried

Florida Government Official Calls for Background Checks on All Ammunition Purchases

“If you shouldn’t get a gun, you shouldn’t get ammunition.”

The State’s government official responsible for processing and issuing Florida’s concealed carry weapons licenses is publicly calling for background checks on all ammunition purchases and transfers.

Recently, Florida Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried criticized Governor DeSantis for vetoing her request for the hiring of 83 additional Dept. of Agriculture employees, for the processing of Florida concealed carry weapons license applications.

He just vetoed 83 positions I proposed for my department to thoroughly process concealed weapon licenses in a timely manner to keep Floridians safe.

Nikki Fried, Commissioner of Agriculture – June 13, 2022

Nikki Fried’s request for 83 additional employees for the processing of licenses appears odd, in so much as, the Dept. of Agriculture is processing and issuing concealed carry weapons licenses in the shortest turnaround time since 2018. Currently, the average application turnaround time is 2 weeks.

Commissioner Fried’s push for ammunition background checks is neither hers alone nor new. Two bills were submitted for action during the 2022 legislative session SB 334 and HB 181. Sen. Tina Polsky and Rep. Dan Daley are the bill sponsors. “If you shouldn’t get a gun, you shouldn’t get ammunition,” Polsky said. “It stops people from purchasing ammunition without a proper background check.”

Democratic leaders including Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried— a gubernatorial contender — rallied around the legislation Tuesday at a press event.

“We need change here in the state of Florida,” Fried said. “We are not asking for the world. We’re just asking for common-sense changes that are going to prevent future tragedies.”

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Orlando Grandmother Defends Home – Shoots, Kills Intruder

When the man advanced on her, Virginia fired one warning shot into the air.

Sunday afternoon, May 22nd Virginia Morrison, 70 was confronted in her living room by an unknown, middle-aged male intruder.

Virginia immediately demanded to know who he was, what he wanted and what he was doing there. Standing there mute, the intruder did not reply. At that point, Virginia attempted to scare him off, striking the man in the face with the bristle end of a broom.

When her attempts failed, she shouted to her live-in companion, Charlie, 80, who was in an adjacent room, to get his gun.

Failing to dissuade the intruder with her broom, Virginia threw her cell phone at the man.

Upon Charlie entering the room and assessing the situation, he fired one round from is .45 caliber semi-automatic into the living room floor to frighten off the intruder. Again, the intruder was undeterred.

At that point Virginia retreated to get her own gun. Virginia then exited the home by the backdoor and circled the house to the front yard where she again encountered the intruder.

Standing in the front yard facing her assailant, Virginia again shouted to the man demanding to know who he was, what he wanted and what he was doing there. Again, her assailant did not answer. Virginia then warned him that she had a gun and was prepared to use it.

When the man advanced on her, Virginia fired one warning shot into the air. Again unfazed, the man continued to walk toward her. Virginia then pointed her .38 Special revolver at her assailant’s chest and fired a single shot, striking her assailant in the chest.

Clutching his chest and seeing blood on his hands, the assailant turned, took several steps toward the driveway and fell to the ground, where he died.

What Virginia Morrison did right:

  1. Called for assistance from her companion.
  2. Retreated from the room to obtain her gun.
  3. Exited the home.
  4. Fired one well-placed shot in her assailant’s center of mass, neutralizing the threat.
  5. Had a sufficient caliber gun to neutralize the threat.

What Virginia and Charlie did wrong: Oh my!

  1. Initially, tried to speak with and rationalize with the intruder.
  2. Initially, attempted to scare off the intruder with a broom, when her help was only feet away.
  3. Threw her only means of communication (cell phone) at the intruder.
  4. Charlie fired warning shot into the floor.
  5. Virginia ran from the home rather than aiding Charlie and firing on the intruder inside the home.
  6. When encountering her assailant again outside the home, Virginia attempted to rationalize and have a conversation with him.
  7. Virginia fired a warning shot into the air.  Where did that bullet end up?
  8. Virginia fired only one shot.  Rarely is one shot sufficient to neutralize a threat.
  9. Cooperative fully with law enforcement officers investigating the incident, without consulting an attorney.
  10. Gave a live interview with the news media, without consulting an attorney.
    • At no time, during her recorded TV interview, did Virginia ever state that she was in fear for her life.
    • Virginia only stated that she was sorry for what she did.  She did what she had to do and she would do it again.  She stated that she hoped God would forgive her for killing a man.

State Attorney to decide if Florida woman, 70, will be charged for shooting, killing suspected intruder

The bigger picture and time proven recommendations:

  • In Florida, your home is your castle. Under Florida’s ‘Castle Doctrine’, your home is your castle. Anyone entering your home univited, armed or unarmed, is deemed to be there to do you harm and you are justified in the use of lethal force.
  • You only fire your gun in defense of your life.
  • There is no such thing as a “warning shot”, either inside or outside the home. Firing a “warning shot” can send you to prison for 20 years.
  • You do not attempt to carry on a conversation with your assailant. He or she is not your friend.
  • In most instances, you are dealing with someone who is:
    • Stung out on drugs or under the influence of alcohol
    • Mentally ill
    • Extremely angry
  • In the home, retreat to a ‘safe room’ and make a stand. Do not exit the home. Your assailant may have accomplices outside.
  • When firing on your assailant, fire until your threat is neutralized. Resign yourself to firing a minimum of 3 rounds and re-assess. Rarely is one round sufficient to neutralize a threat.
  • When law enforcement arrives, the only state you should make is: “I was in fear for my life.” “I want to speak to my attorney.” PERIOD and you say NO more!
  • In such a situation, your only friend is your attorney. Your attorney is the only one who can keep you from spending the rest of your life in the state penitentiary.
  • You absolutely, positively give NO statements to the media. Your only friend is your attorney. Your attorney is the only one who can keep you from spending the rest of your life in the state penitentiary.

DISCLAIMER: Nothing contained herein is to be considered to be legal advice. If you have questions regarding your legal rights, consult an attorney licensed in the state of Florida.

FLORIDA – State Official In Charge of Issuing Concealed Carry Weapons Licenses Calls For Gun Control

Commissioner Nikki Fried Calls on Legislature to Add Gun Violence Prevention Reform to Special Session Agenda

It should be kept in mind that this woman is running to be governor of the state of Florida.

May 24, 2022

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried released the following statement on the news of another mass shooting in Texas today:

“I am completely heartbroken and sickened by the news of another horrific mass shooting today in Texas. While our country is still reeling from the racially motivated murders in Buffalo just ten days ago, this is yet another devastating tragedy that took the lives of innocent elementary school students. In Florida, we know all too well the pain and trauma that senseless mass shootings cause in our lives and our communities, and our hearts go out to the victims and everyone who has been hurt by gun violence.

“I want to be completely clear: offering ‘thoughts and prayers’ is not enough. It’s past time for us to take serious and meaningful action to prevent gun violence. The Legislature must add gun violence prevention reform to the current Special Session agenda. There cannot be any more children massacred or lives destroyed by mass shootings while our government sits idly by.”

CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY – A good arguement

Texas accounted for a quarter of the fatal shootings last year that were documented in the study, with 33 people killed in road rage shootings in the state, up from 18 in 2019.

Keep in mind, it is constitutional ‘carry’ not constitutional ownership.

In September 2021, Texas enacted its ‘Constitutional Carry’ law. Below is a example of what has occured since then.

It is all well and good until it is your 9-year-old son, daughter, neice, nephew, grandson or granddaughter. Maybe not everyone should carry a gun in public.

Angry Drivers, Lots of Guns: An Explosion in Road Rage Shootings

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/12/us/road-rage-shootings-guns-texas.html
April 12, 2022 – By J. David Goodman

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Mother, 2 children injured in Marshall shooting
Apr 11, 2022 – MARSHALL, Texas (KETK) — A mother and her two children were injured in a shooting that occurred Sunday evening in Marshall.

3-year-old dies after shooting, Dallas police say
March 28, 2022 – Monday night, police said the child’s mother reported that the shooting was related to a road rage incident involving another sedan near a park at Whitehurst and Arbor Park.

Feb. 18, 2022 – A 4-year-old child was shot in the leg in the courtyard in front of his apartment around 4:30 p.m., according to Houston police. The shooting happened in the 600 block of Nottingham Oaks Trail.

Feb. 15, 20229-year-old girl in critical condition after being caught in crossfire during robbery at SE Houston ATM: HPD: A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition after police said she was shot by a man that had been robbed at a drive-thru ATM in southeast Houston.

Feb. 8, 20229-year-old girl shot in head while riding with family on Southwest Freeway, HPD saysAuthorities are investigating after a 9-year-old girl was shot in the head while riding with her family to the grocery store Tuesday night. Family members identified the girl as Ashanti Grant, 9.

Feb. 4, 2022‘My baby didn’t deserve this’: Mother speaks out after 11-year-old was shot to death at NE Harris Co. ApartmentThe family of an 11-year-old who was shot and killed at a northeast Harris County apartment Thursday night identified the victim as Darius Dugas, a student who attended Cobb Sixth Grade Campus. The child, affectionately called “DJ,” was shot in the parking lot of Vireo Apartments located at 12212 Tidwell Rd.

Jan. 30, 2022HPD: 7-year-old boy shot inside SW Houston apartmentA 7-year-old boy is in stable condition after being shot in the leg inside a southwest Houston apartment, Houston police said. Officers were called to assist firefighters in the 10500 block of Fondren Road near Willowbend Boulevard at around 12:10 a.m

Jan. 17, 20223 injured, including brothers ages 1 and 6, in shooting in SE Houston, HPD says: Two children and a man were injured during a shooting in southeast Houston in the 5900 block of Selinsky Road around 7 p.m. Police said they were flagged down by a vehicle with several people inside. Police said they found three people shot, one man and two siblings – a 1-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy. The 1-year-old was shot in the arm and the 6-year-old was shot in the stomach. The man was shot in the hand at a separate location that police described as being “chaotic.”.

Dec. 5, 202111-year-old girl shot multiple times after ‘random bullets’ fly through home, HPD saysAn 11-year-old girl is expected to survive after police say bullets pierced through her family’s home, striking her several times. It happened in the 900 block of Blanchard Hill Lane near Almeda Genoa Road in southwest Houston.

Nov. 21, 20211-year-old expected to survive after drive-by shooting in southwest Houston, police sayAn investigation is underway after a 1-year-old boy was shot during a drive-by in southwest Houston, police said. Officers said it happened in the 5400 block of Renwick at 10:20 a.m. when a woman was walking home from the store with her 1-year-old son.

Nov. 20, 20214-year-old girl, woman shot after southeast Houston drive-by, HPD saysA 4-year-old girl and a 48-year-old woman were shot in southeast Houston, Houston police said. Initial details from Houston police confirmed the shooting took place in the 6900 block of Moss Rose Street. Authorities were called to the scene around 8:18 p.m.

Oct. 31, 2021Father, young child injured in road rage shooting in north Houston, police sayA man and his 1-year-old child were injured in a road rage shooting in north Houston, Houston police said. The man was driving south on I-45 near Loop 610 around 7:30 p.m. when he got into “some type of road rage altercation” with another driver, police said. At some point during the incident, the driver pulled up next to the victim and fired multiple rounds into his vehicle.

Oct. 28, 202110-year-old boy killed in accidental shooting inside vehicle in north Houston, police sayA 10-year-old boy is dead after an accidental shooting in north Houston, police say. The shooting occurred at the 8300 block of Willow Place Drive at around 12:30 p.m. Police said the 10-year-old boy’s mother sent him and his 11-year-old cousin to get something from her vehicle when the boys found a gun inside of the car.

Oct. 11, 20217-year-old shot in head at apartment complex in southeast Houston, HPD says: Houston police are investigating after a 7-year-old boy was found shot in the head at an apartment complex in southeast Houston. Houston police responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex located at 11810 Algonquin Drive. Police said they found the 7-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Oct. 6, 20213-year-old boy accidentally shot after gun goes off in his mother’s purse, police say: Houston police are investigating after they said a 3-year-old boy was accidentally shot when the gun in his mother’s purse went off in southeast Houston. Police said it happened in the 3800 block of Amos around 9 p.m.

Florida Teens Arrested In Shooting Death of Buddy Wearing Body Armor

What were they thinking?

Belleview teens were shooting each other while wearing armored vest when boy killed

Apr 8, 2022 : WESH 2 – Kelsi Thorud

BELLEVIEW, Fla. —
Two teenagers have been arrested after a 16-year-old was shot and killed in Belleview Sunday.

According to police, the shooting happened inside a mobile home in the Gateway Homes of Belleview mobile home park along SE 52ND Court around 7 p.m. They found the victim, 16-year-old Christopher Leroy Broad Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Over the past few days, investigators have determined that another teen, 17, and Broad, were taking turns shooting at each other while wearing a body armor style vest.

“I saw a teenage boy come outside all hysterical screaming,” said Joe Vanhouten.

Vanhouten is an Army veteran who lives next door. He saw the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

“I was always taught from a young age you never play with guns,” he said.

According to arrest affidavits, three teenage friends, including Broad, lived at the home with one of their fathers. On the day of the shooting, they had a couple more friends over to hang out.

The lead detective discovered that one of the teens recorded Snapchat videos of the shooting. He said one of the videos first shows Broad shooting at one of the others who was wearing a “tan plate carrier style vest.” Another video shows how they took turns and Broad was shot at next five times by a 9 mm handgun.

“It seems weird to me that they would have a body armor vest. Why would you have one?” said Vanhouten.

According to the arrest affidavit, one of the teens told police they have shot at the vest before and no bullets went through it. The report also states the alleged shooter said one of his shots struck Broad in an area not covered by the vest. The medical examiner said he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

“A sad deal that teenage boys being I guess being teenagers, not realizing the possible consequences of what they were doing,” said Vanhouten.

Police now have the gun after serving a search warrant on the home. According to the arrest affidavit, the alleged shooter told police the gun belongs to his father who leaves it at home for protection.

“It’s just a sad story all the way around,” said Vanhouten.

Police say the 17-year-old who allegedly shot and killed Broad is now charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child with a firearm.

Another teen, also 17, is charged with providing false information to law enforcement.

Police say that teen was interviewed as a witness to the shooting and misled officers about what took place by blaming the shooting on other people like the other friends at the home and telling the 911 dispatcher that the house was shot by unknown suspects.

WESH 2 is not identifying the teens until they have been formally charged as adults.

WESH 2 tried calling the alleged shooter’s family, but they are not accepting calls. They also did not comment when we visited the neighborhood.

Authorities want everyone to know that guns should never be used this way.

“I’m sure these kids never envisioned that a death was going to occur as a result of their behavior,” Dr. David Thomas, a forensics professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, said.

Thomas said many people don’t understand armored vests.

“The biggest misnomer is that they’re bullet proof because they’re not. They’re ballistic vests and they’re rated on scales of what type of bullet they’ll stop,” Thomas said.

Thomas says even a police officer wearing the best vest wouldn’t want to get shot in it.

“That trauma is ungodly, what the body goes through,” Thomas said.

According to the police report in this case, the alleged shooter said one of his shots hit Christopher in an area not covered by the vest.

Thomas told WESH 2 News, sadly, he thinks a lot of teens don’t understand just how dangerous guns are.

“If you don’t know anything about the gun, if you don’t know anything about the equipment, just leave it alone. Stay safe and leave it alone because it’s not something to play with,” Thomas said.

Florida Sheriffs endorse Wilton Simpson for State Commissioner of Agriculture

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd credited Simpson’s leadership with bringing Florida’s crime rate to a 50-year low.

http://www.floridapolitics.com/archives/510102-59-sheriffs-endorse-wilton-simpson-for-state-commissioner-of-agriculture

Fifty-nine of the state’s sheriffs — all but eight of them — are endorsing Senate President Wilton Simpson’s campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the campaign announced Monday.

The Florida Police Benevolent Association has also endorsed Simpson’s campaign, according to a news release from the Simpson campaign.

Simpson is running to succeed Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is leaving the position aiming to become Florida’s next Governor.

The campaign attributed the sheriffs’ united front for Simpson’s campaign to his support for law enforcement.

“As others have tried to defund the police, I fought to ensure Floridians in uniform have the support and resources they need to do their jobs,” Simpson said, according to a news release.

The news release highlighted endorsements of sheriffs from Pasco and Polk counties.

“The women and men in law enforcement start each shift with a mission: to work side by side with members of their community to keep it safe and to make it home to their families,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said. “Wilton Simpson has firmly stood with law enforcement in this mission and understands that protecting our communities and our future will allow Florida to continue to prosper.”

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd credited Simpson’s leadership with bringing Florida’s crime rate to a 50-year low.

“Wilton is a PROVEN LEADER who cares about your safety and wellbeing,” Judd’s written comments read. “He has always supported law enforcement and that is exactly why I support Wilton.”

Simpson, a Trilby Republican, is the heavy favorite to win his party’s nomination for the post and face Democratic candidate Ryan Morales, a Clermont cannabis activist. Simpson has millions on hand for his campaign, compared to Morales and Republican candidates Richard Ollie Jr. and James Shaw, who have done negligible fundraising.

The majority of sheriffs not endorsing Simpson come largely from counties that are larger and traditionally more Democratic counties. Sheriffs from Alachua, Broward, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach and St. Lucie were not on the list of endorsers.