Teller County Sheriff: ‘Your gun rights will not be taken away’

Teller County Sheriff: ‘Your gun rights will not be taken away’

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell made an early morning post on his office’s Facebook page pledging to uphold the Second Amendment. Mikesell says the post is aimed at making sure Teller County residents understand that both the United States and Colorado constitution will guide how his deputies enforce gun laws. "Each time we take a rung off that ladder of people’s individual rights and freedoms, I think that makes it easier later on for someone to challenge what the Second Amendment meant," said the sheriff. Mikesell says he has concerns about Colorado’s new Safe Storage of Firearms Law. "How am I going to enforce it?," questioned Teller County Sheriff Mikesell. "There is not enforceability with this law. It means something has had to occur for us to charge somebody, which is already after the fact, and it’s usually a tragic incident at that point." The law, recently signed by the governor, requires firearms to be stored when they are not in use to prevent children and other unauthorized gun users from getting access to them. "I think they need to step outside the Denver metro area and maybe have discussions with law enforcement first instead of going straight through the legislature," said Mikesell. In the wake of the Boulder mass shooting at a King Soopers, Colorado lawmakers have passed gun measures .

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.