Colorado counties declare themselves '2nd Amendment sanctuaries' in response to red-flag gun bill

Colorado counties declare themselves ‘2nd Amendment sanctuaries’ in response to red-flag gun bill

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Lisa Marie Pane the associated press In this April 25, 2018 photo, a .9mm handgun produced by Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., is displayed. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane) Lisa Marie Pane At least four Colorado counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in response to the red-flag gun bill passed by the state House on Monday and headed to the state Senate. The bill would allow a judge to order guns be temporarily seized from someone deemed dangerous to themselves or others. It joins Custer, Fremont and Montezuma counties, which adopted similar resolutions in the past two weeks declaring their intention to not enforce gun-control proposals. Logan County introduced such a resolution Tuesday, and commissioners will vote on it later this month. Sheriff Steven Nowlin refused to sign the Montezuma County resolution, citing his obligation to uphold the law, reports the Cortez Journal. But he said he supports the resolution. Fremont County’s resolution was adopted unanimously Feb. 26. It says the county will not appropriate funds or direct employees to enforce a law that “infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Under House Bill 1177, a family or household member or law enforcement officer could petition a court for a temporary “extreme risk protection order” if they can demonstrate that a person poses a significant risk to themselves or others by possessing a firearm. A second hearing on the petition would be held within 14 days, requiring the petitioner to show by […]

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