The Sheriff of Polk County, Florida encouraged his constituents to use their Second Amendment rights to defend themselves from riotous looters during a Monday press conference, warning potential looters that they’d be messing with a gun-loving population if they tried to commit crimes in Polk County.
Sheriff Grady Judd left no doubt as to his support of the Second Amendment rights of Polk County residents.
Seems like a lot of local police departments are more worried about law abiding citizens using guns for self defense than riotous looters. Not this guy. pic.twitter.com/1MXYs5ddmY
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) June 2, 2020
“The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns. — And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.
“If you value your life, you probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County.”
Some police departments and sheriff’s departments seem to have expressed more concern of the notion of law-abiding patriots carrying guns than they have over criminal looters wrecking mayhem on small businesses and the private property of middle-class Americans.
Patriots have lawfully used their firearms to defend their homes and businesses on multiple occasions since the beginning of the George Floyd nationwide race riots, with many looters retreating upon being confronted by armed Americans.
Sadly, many residents of blue states such as California and New York don’t even have the possibility of defending their lives and liberty with guns. Onerous gun control restrictions largely restrict firearm ownership to the politically connected elite, leaving millions of everyday Americans helpless at the hands of riotous criminals and complacent law enforcement seemingly more concerned with ongoing public relations efforts to appease the looters.
Black Rifle Coffee Does Not Support Second Amendment Hero Kyle Rittenhouse
At this Time, Conservatives Cannot Afford to be Timid
Black Rifle Coffee, a coffee company based in Salt Lake City, is not defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.
The company said that it was against a tweet that Blaze Media reporter, Elijah Schaeffer, posted that featured Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company shirt captioned “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America.” Rittenhouse was released on November 20, 2020 after supporters were able to raise $2 million for his bail.
In the tweet, Schaeffer posted a discount code for the coffee. Sara Tabin of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that online Twitter users “questioned whether the coffee company had a sponsorship deal with Rittenhouse and accused it of supporting murder and hate.”
This prompted Black Rifle Coffee, the sponsor of the Slightly Offens*ve podcast, to release a statement on November 21 declaring that it is not sponsoring or supporting Rittenhouse.
Initially, there was a misunderstanding about the company withdrawing its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve. However, a spokesperson for the company told the Salt Lake Tribune on November 21 that “We are not fluctuating our ad spend.” The coffee spokesperson added “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”
She stressed, “We don’t traffic in national tragedy and to us, that’s what this is. We are not legal experts or members of law enforcement. We fully support all law enforcement officials and believe in the integrity of the legal system.”
The spokesperson reiterated that the company will maintain its sponsorship of Blaze Media. She explained: “Our concern is that use of the discount code in the post did not reflect our values. That’s a concern we’ve addressed with the journalist and that he understands.”
Blaze employees “make decisions about how to allocate ad dollars within the Blaze,” she remarked. Although the spokesperson did not go into further detail about the company’s status as a podcast sponsor, it noted that the coffee company and the Blaze are in talks about “how to move forward with the allocation of ad dollars.”
Black Rifle Coffee positions itself as a pro-Second Amendment, conservative company that was founded by veterans. Black Rifle Coffee co-founder Evan Hafer released a statement on November 21 declaring that “We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.”
At the moment, Rittenhouse is facing two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a Black Lives Matter riot back in August. In addition, he’s being charged with one count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. During the riots, Rittenhouse was attacked by Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-style rifle as he was walking down the street to protect private property from looters.
It is disappointing to see supposedly pro-Second Amendment businesses fold to the mob. Although the Left is very effective at mass politics and causing certain businesses to get cancelled, some businesses will have to take a stand. Submission to these radicals only encourages them to become bolder in their attacks.
Can Americans actually grow a spine for once?
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