A Florida sheriff says he'll deputize lawful gun owners in the event BLM protesters overwhelm local police forces, according to WTSP.
Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels announced in a Tuesday video that he will "make special deputies out of every lawful gun owner" in the county if he has to.
In the three-minute video, the northwest Florida sheriff calls out "the mainstream media" and protesters as godless dissidents. He tells people to not "fall victim to this conversation that law enforcement is bad, that law enforcement is the enemy of the citizens that we're sworn to protect and serve."
Daniels then talks about law enforcement taking an oath "to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the government...And we end that with, 'So help me God.'"
"But God is absent from the media's message or Black Lives Matter or any other group that's making themselves a spectacle disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country," Daniels says. -WTS
Daniels then warns protesters to stay out of Clay County.
"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," adding "You've been warned."