Florida sheriff: I’ll deputize gun owners if violent protests erupt
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – A Florida sheriff says he will deputize every gun owner in his county to put down any violent protests his deputies can't handle alone. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels gave no indication in a three-minute video released Wednesday that any demonstrations are planned in his suburban Jacksonville county. Daniels, a Republican finishing his first term, is being challenged by six opponents in the upcoming election. Daniels, who is married, was accused of later having the woman falsely arrested. He issued an apology, but said he wouldn’t discuss specifics.