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Florida Sheriff Says He Will Deputize Gun Owners if Violent Protests Erupt

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A Florida sheriff is getting noticed for using social media to make a statement that could put gun owners on equal footing with law enforcement.

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels says he will deputize every gun owner in his county, if that is what it takes to put down violent protests that his deputies cannot handle on their own.

Daniels provided no indication in a three-minute video that was released Wednesday of any imminent demonstrations in his county.

Still, he said that if anyone begins “tearing up Clay County,” he would deputize gun owners if needed. Daniels said his office has a “great relationship” with the community.