Don’t get me wrong, I love Grady Judd, but using red flag laws to “send a message” is misuse of the law.
—So why are Florida’s kids getting hit with “red flag” orders?
Polk County Judge Bruce Smith attributed the number of orders against children to “the aggressive nature of our sheriff’s department.”
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the outlet that the orders are meant to serve as a message to parents. “First, it’s to put the parents on notice that you got to do a really good job at securing your firearms, so your children can’t get to it,” Judd said, “and number two, it’s putting the parents on notice about your kid’s got an issue here.”—