CO Sheriff Goes Off After His State Passes Unconstitutional Gun Confiscation Law

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It’s been tough to watch what has been going on in Colorado lately. The state has gotten more and more liberal over the past few years and they’ve been doing some pretty ridiculous things like making life miserable for ICE agents, encouraging homelessness, and pretending that legalizing weed doesn’t have any negative consequences. Now, the Democrats in control are coming for the guns.

From The Daily Wire:

With both houses in Colorado controlled by Democrats, HB19- 1177, nicknamed the “red flag bill,” passed the state Senate last Thursday and was passed by the House on Monday. Last week Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, who is expected to sign the bill, threatened, “The sheriff is also not a law-making position in our state, it is a law enforcement division.” In 2018, when he was a Democratic member of Congress, Polis was a sponsor of the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2018,” which stated, “It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.”

The state’s summary of the bill states:

The petitioner must establish by a preponderance of the evidence that a person poses a significant risk to self or others by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm. The petitioner must submit an affidavit signed under oath and penalty of perjury that sets forth facts to support the issuance of a temporary ERPO and a reasonable basis for believing they exist. The court must hold a temporary ERPO hearing in person or by telephone on the day the petition is filed or on the court day immediately following the day the petition is filed.

After issuance of a temporary ERPO, the court must schedule a second hearing no later than 14 days following the issuance to determine whether the issuance of a continuing ERPO is warranted. The court shall appoint counsel to represent the respondent at the hearing. If a family or household member or a law enforcement officer establishes by clear and convincing evidence that a person poses a significant risk to self or others by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm, the court may issue a continuing ERPO.

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One Colorado sheriff isn’t buying it. In fact, he’s pretty upset with how things are going.

From Fox News:

One Colorado sheriff says he’d rather go to jail than enforce a gun-control bill passed by the state legislature, expected to become law. Known commonly as a “Red Flag” law, the measure would allow judges to take guns away from people who are found to be a danger to themselves or others.

Weld County Sheriff Steven Reams said it would go too far. “It has so many constitutional questions I can’t go forward in good faith and carry out a law that I feel puts constituents’ constitutional rights at risk.”

Reams, a Republican, is not alone. Half of Colorado’s 64 counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries where the measure would not be enforced.

“They could sentence me to my own jail,” Reams said, “fine me, or hold a contempt hearing to further this argument along, and honestly I think any of those possibilities are out there.”

Hard to argue with him. This is nothing but a power grab and it’s obviously unconstitutional.

Some judge doesn’t like something you do and he gets to strip you of your constitutional rights? How does that make sense?


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