(Tea Party PAC) – On Friday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) signed into law the Democrat-backed Red Flag legislation allowing for state-sponsored gun confiscation.
This is an attack on the Second Amendment everywhere.
The legislation allows for courts to issue orders to confiscate weapons of certain individuals, a very slippery slope.
According to the Tribune Ledger News, not one Republican voted in favor of the legislation, House Bill 1177. Additionally, more than half of Colorado’s county governments have voiced opposition to the bill, sending a clear message that they have no plans to enforce it.
Breitbart reports that on April 3, 2019, “Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said he will go to jail before enforcing the confiscatory law. He told CNN that his refusal to enforce the law is ‘a matter of doing what’s right.’”
Amen to that.
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith told the Coloradoan that the confiscory aspect of the Red Flat Law could actually cause problems that the Democrat sponsors of the legislation did not consider.
“This may sound simplistic, but between the firearms locked up in the house, or the individual, the firearms left alone are not a threat,” he explained. “The individual is deemed to be (the threat.) If we take the firearms away, it doesn’t take away the angst they had if we don’t get them help. It probably leaves them very angry and frustrated with government and maybe anybody who was behind issuing this.”
Sheriff Smith added, “If it’s a powder keg, it gets worse if we leave. Certainly, we know many other ways for people to act out violently, with edged instruments, with bludgeons, with vehicles, with any number of things.”
There are already Red Flag Laws in the books in California, Florida, and Illinois, and yet each of these states has witnessed high profile shootings that the laws were supposedly meant to prevent.
County governments in Colorado have pledged lawsuits in response to the confiscory law.