Teller County Commissioners vote to support the 2nd Amendment

Teller County Commissioners vote to support the 2nd Amendment

Gun Rights

TELLER COUNTY – A growing number of counties in Colorado are seeing sheriffs and county commissioners state publicly they will not enforce the so-called ‘Red Flag Bill’ moving through the Colorado General Assembly. A week ago, Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell stated, “I do not support this bill as it is currently written.” On Thursday morning, county commissioners voted unanimously to support the Second Amendment and the right to citizens to bear arms. The did not specifically declare the jurisdiction as a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Other counties where officials have passed similar resolution include Fremont, Custer, Otero, Weld, Kiowa, Moffat, Rio , Blanco, and Montezuma. El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder has also stated he does not support the bill as written, but county commissioners have made no indication they will consider a ‘sanctuary’ resolution. RELATED: Sanctuary movement raises question about enforcement of red flag bill If passed, the Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill ( HB19-1177 ) would allow law enforcement officers or family members to ask a court to temporarily remove guns from a person if they’re determined to be a danger to themselves or others. If a court approves an order to seize weapons from someone deemed a risk, they would be allowed a hearing up to 364 days later to determine if their weapons should be returned or where the order should be extended. HB19-1177 passed the House on Monday by a vote of 38-25 with only Democrats supporting. Representatives Bri Buentello and Don Valdez joined […]

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