Garfield County To Decide On 'Second Amendment Preservation'

Garfield County To Decide On ‘Second Amendment Preservation’

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Credit Garfield County On Monday, Garfield County decides whether or not to stand in opposition to the controversial Red Flag Bill, headed to Governor Polis’ desk for a signature. It allows for the temporary removal of guns from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. The commissioners will decide on becoming a “Second Amendment Preservation County,” essentially formalizing their opposition to the Extreme Risk Protection Order bill. The bill’s supporters claim it’ll preventing shootings and, thus, save lives; those opposed say it violates the right to bear arms and the due process of those whose guns could be confiscated. If the county passes the resolution, it’ll stand with nearly half of the state’s counties. At a meeting earlier this month, commissioner John Martin expressed his opposition to the bill, but stipulated that mental health care does need more attention. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. in Glenwood Springs.

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