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Sleepy Hollow's Orlando Jones creates 'bullet bucket challenge' in support of Ferguson

The "ice bucket challenge" still isn't over — it's roped in everyone from George W. Bush to Anna Wintour. But have you heard of the "bullet bucket challenge?"

The ice bucket challenge raises awareness for ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's disease, but Sleepy Hollow star Orlando Jones is using the viral movement to raise awareness for the ongoing political protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Jones' YouTube video, he pours shell casings, rather than ice, onto himself to raise awareness for the lives lost to police brutality. "What's happening in Ferguson looks like a copycat because we've seen it happening in so many other cities around the world," Jones says in the video. "It's this sort of 'us vs. them' mentality."

Jones says in the video that he is a member of the NRA as well as a "special member" of the Louisiana police force. He told Fusion that he wanted to join the NRA to create "change in the organization." He hopes the "bullet bucket challenge" will inspire people "to listen without prejudice, to love without limits, and to reverse the hate." Watch Jones' video below. --Meghan DeMaria