In the video released Tuesday, Daniels explains that in the worst case scenario, he’ll deputize every lawful gun owner in the county to shut down lawlessness.
In fact, his words ring true on many levels.
“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 explained.
“That’s what we’re sworn to do. And that’s what we’re going to do. You’ve been warned,” he added.
Many people point out that these ‘protestors’ who unlawfully block roads and hinder the free movement of others ARE breaking the law.
Daniels is shown standing in front of 18 deputies during the video, which was posted to his office’s Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.
“I would tell them, if you value your life, they probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County. Because the people of Polk County like guns. They have guns. I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be in their homes tonight with their guns loaded, and if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns. So, leave the community alone,” he said.
Many people are applauding Daniels, and suggest that America needs more men like him in positions of power.