Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
A Colorado sheriff is standing up for our 2nd Amendment rights and says that he’s not going to enforce the outrageous gun-control measure state lawmakers passed Monday.
In fact, he said he’s willing to go to jail rather than enforce these new ‘red flag’ laws.
“It’s a matter of doing what’s right,” Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams told CNN.
“It violates the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the eighth, and the fourteenth amendment. It’s just a very poorly written bill,” Reams said.
The controversial “red flag” bill aims to seize guns temporarily from people who are deemed to be a threat to themselves or others.
Question- who determines if a person is a threat?
I mean, you could piss off your girlfriend or whatever and she could call the cops and they could come and confiscate your firearms and ammo.
Or you could piss off your neighbor and all they have to do is make the call and BOOM-YOU ARE SCREWED!
After receiving the petition, the court is required to hold a hearing without the gun owner present. If the order is granted, the guns are seized and another hearing is held within two weeks with the gun owner present to determine whether to return the guns or extend the seizure for up to 364 days, according to CNN.
The bill provides the gun owner with a free attorney, according to the Denver Post, and allows the judge to order mental health, drug and alcohol evaluations.
Opponents of the bill argue no due process exists for gun owners, according to CNN, because the burden of proof is on the gun owner, who must also prove he or she no longer poses a risk to be in possession of firearms, according to Fox Affiliate KDVR.
The Senate’s amendments to the bill passed the House 38-25, according to the AP.
“I took a hard look at this bill and while I strongly believe in its intent of preventing gun violence, this is simply not the right legislation for the people of Pueblo and southern Colorado,” Democratic Senate President Leroy Garcia said in a statement to The Pueblo Chieftain.
More than half of all Colorado counties officially oppose the law, several having passed “resolutions” to declare themselves “sanctuary” counties, meaning they will support local sheriffs who decline to enforce the law.
The bill is not enforceable until 2020, according to CNN, but challenges to the measure are in the works.
We are in for the fight of our lives but we WILL prevail!