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OATHKEEPER: Colorado Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Colorado Gun Confiscation Law

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A Colorado sheriff is standing up to Colorado’s red flag gun confiscation bill.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said that he opposes House Bill 19-1177, Colorado’s red flag bill, so much that he would go to jail rather than enforce it.

The Sheriff told CNN that this is “a matter of doing what’s right.”

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This bill is expected to become law later this week. The Colorado Senate passed the bill on a razor thin 18-17 vote on March 28, 2019 and passed the Colorado House on April 1, 2019 on a more decisive 38-25 vote.

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BLP reported on Colorado’s red flag laws last month highlighting some of its most dangerous provisions which infringe on both the 4th and 5th amendments.

Additionally, BLP highlighted how Sheriff Reams is not alone in this fight, as seven other counties in Colorado are standing up to red flag legislation.

Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer was in agreement with Reams:

The severity of this bill cannot be overstated. The name of this bill is the Extreme Risk Protection Orders. I think that’s a façade, and I think it’s fraudulent. I think actually, this bill should have been titled: ‘The Extreme Order to Confiscate Your Firearms, Eliminate Due Process, and Violate your Constitutional Rights Bill.

Sheriff Reams will encounter various obstacles should he decide to not enforce Colorado’s red flag law.

ZeroHedge reports that “Failure to enforce a court order to seize a person’s guns could mean sheriffs being found in contempt. A judge could fine them indefinitely, or even send them to jail to force them to comply.”

However, Reams told CNN that this is a sacrifice that he is willing to make.

Growing numbers of rural counties in states like New Mexico and Maryland are refusing to enforce red flag schemes from big-city Leftist interests that dominate state legislatures.

Since the 2018 Parkland shooting, red flag laws have been part of the anti-gun Left’s schemes to undermine gun rights at the state level.

However, gun owners are refusing to back down.

Should Colorado’s red flag bill become law, Colorado could see its “gun sanctuary” counties double down in their opposition to red flag laws.

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