Here is another one from Florida and I think it’s an interesting take. How do you feel about legal gun owners stepping in to protect their county as special deputies, if the deputies can’t handle it?
Can the Sheriff legally do that, maybe he can since he announced it?
There are a lot of things to consider and it seems kind of reckless although the article does not say this. If you drive around and try to distinguish who is commiting a crime and who isn’t in the middle of chaos you may be wrong at some point. Which brings up this point, what kind of protections would special deputies have?
I would personally only protect my own neighborhood where I know what is normal and not I would leave public areas to regular LEOs unless something crazy is going on like a mass shooter (think grocery store), even then in this situation I would only fight back if not outgunned by multiple attackers unless there are other armed citizens helping. This is the type of crazy scenario I see when people say defund the police. I prefer reform the Police not defund. Police need more training if anything.