In a video, Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels said he will “make special deputies of every lawful gun owner” in the county if their law enforcement is unable to handle the protesters on their own.
WTSP notes that Daniels calls out the mainstream media and Back Lives Matters protesters as “godless dissidents”.
He talks of the oath they all took to support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the government..’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.
He warns protesters to stay out of Clay County and says he has a remedy for them if they come and cause trouble.
"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," Daniels said.
Daniels is the first black Sheriff in Clay County history and he's drawn a hard line on what he'll accept on his streets.
Daniels ends the video with, "You've been warned."
Check out his full video here.