A Florida sheriff warned that he would deputize legal gun owners in his county if he feels protesters are overwhelming the police force.
“If we can’t handle you ... I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county, and I’ll deputize them for this one purpose: to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility," Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels, the county’s first black sheriff, said in a video released on Tuesday.
"That’s what we’re sworn to do. And that’s what we’re going to do. You’ve been warned," he added.