Colorado Sheriff Vows Not to Enforce New Gun Law
Article from The Daily Wire by Hank Berrien.
One Colorado sheriff has defiantly stated that if his state passes a new gun law permitting family members, roommates, or law enforcement to petition a judge to remove a person’s firearms if they’re considered dangerous to themselves or others, he’ll go to jail rather than enforce it.
Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said simply, “It’s a matter of doing what’s right.” He has also said, “If you pass an unconstitutional law, our oaths as commissioners or myself as the sheriff — we’re going to follow our constitutional oath first. And we’ll do that balancing act on our own.”
Reams said on Monday, “It’s unlike any other red flag bill that has been introduced anywhere in the United States. The issue is the person who is having their guns taken away isn’t aware of this hearing taking place. They find out about the hearing after the fact.”
Of his warning that he would refuse to enforce the bill, Reams has said, “I’m not bluffing.”
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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Wise man. Can you imagine a Conservative surrounded by Liberal family members? This makes me think this is something Ocasio-Cortez would put forth. Ick.
Interesting note. Sheriffs, as in County Sheriffs, as in The Chief Law Enforcement Official are elected, as opposed to Chiefs of Police, who serve as someone else’s pleasure.