Alamosa County joins 2nd Amendment fight

Alamosa County joins 2nd Amendment fight

Gun Rights

Courier photo by Keith R. Cerny A near standing-room-only crowd hears Alamosa County Commissioner Helen Sigmund plead her case against a resolution to make the county “2nd Amendment Sanctuary.” Commissioners approved the resolution on a 2-1 vote with Darius Allen and Michael Yohn voting in favor to the cheers of those in attendance. ALAMOSA– Alamosa County will become a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County,” in response to State Senate Bill 19-1177, or the “Red Flag Gun Control Bill,” with the passage of a resolution Wednesday by the Alamosa County Board of County Commissioners. Board members heard overwhelming support for the resolution during a public hearing at the commissioner’s meeting. The hearing opened with the reading of the resolution by Alamosa County Attorney Jason Kelly. The resolution affirmed the Right to Bear Arms under the Second Amendment. The resolution also asserted that SB 19-1177 is “woefully off-target,” as it fails to address the underlying mental health issues that are connected to gun control. Fourteen states have enacted so-called “red flag” bills or extreme risk protection orders (ERPO). Colorado’s version empowers family members or law enforcement to petition a judge to place a temporary order on a person who is a threat to his/herself or others without allowing the subject to mount a personal defense. Similar to red flag bills in other states, Colorado’s bill has key differences in how law enforcement would carry out seizing a weapon and how due process rights would be handled for someone whose weapons are taken. […]

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