Craig now a Second Amendment sanctuary city after council scraps Monday agenda

Craig now a Second Amendment sanctuary city after council scraps Monday agenda

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Craig Mayor John Ponikvar sorts papers moments after the Craig City Council passed a resolution declaring Craig a Second Amendment sanctuary city on Monday, March 11. Following the lead of commissioners in Moffat County, the Craig City Council on Monday, March 11, declared Craig a "sanctuary city" for the purposes of protecting Second Amendment rights. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners passed a similar resolution last week. Moments after Monday’s meeting began, Mayor John Ponikvar announced the council would be throwing out much of its published agenda for Monday’s special meeting and would instead consider a sanctuary city resolution. The resolution was in response to a proposed bill currently under consideration by the Colorado State Legislature in Denver. HB 19-1177 , would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court to take away a resident’s firearms for up to 14 days if that person is determined by a judge to be a threat to themselves or others. A judge could also issue a search warrant and seize firearms under HB 19-1177, which many refer to as a "red flag" bill. The bill’s sponsors say the legislation would help reduce incidents of suicide and other gun violence in Colorado. "You don’t even have to be present in the courtroom for them to take away your guns," said Councilman Tony Bohrer, of Colorado’s proposed red flag law. According to a copy of the city’s resolution, obtained Monday by the Craig Press, the city deems Colorado’s red flag law […]

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