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Colorado sheriff would rather go to jail than enforce state’s unconstitutional gun confiscation law

April 2, 2019

  The Colorado legislature recently passed a “red flag” gun control bill which is expected to be signed into law shortly. So-called red flag gun laws are laws which will allow the confiscation of a person’s weapons if somebody believes he or she could be a threat to themselves or somebody else. The problem with this type of law is that guns will be confiscated from a law-abiding citizen based on the complaint, whether justified or not, of another citizen who may have a vendetta against the person.

  One Colorado Sheriff is fighting back, saying he would rather go to jail than enforce an obviously unconstitutional law. Here is more:

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.”

“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.”

  It will be interesting to see if he puts his money where his mouth is if and when the time comes but this is a growing trend across the nation with the Democrats trying to push more gun laws in various states. As of this writing there are now 60 counties and towns across the nation which have declared themselves to be “gun sanctuaries.”

  Of course liberals will claim if Steven Reams cannot or will not do his job he should resign or be fired, but I would ask them if they feel the same about state officials who refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. I think we know the answer to that question.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2019 4:49 am

    They are not going to give up trying to take our guns. What in the world happened to Colorado? It was a nice place once upon a time.

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