Colorado Senate Votes To Pass Unconstitutional Red Flag Bill – Sheriff Vows Not To Comply
Colorado, the state that couldn’t determine whether a woman committed murder when she cut an unborn baby from the abdomen of a pregnant woman due to their pretended abortion “laws,” has now seen their Senate pass a red flag bill, which would authorize law enforcement to take people’s guns if a court rules them to be a risk to themselves or others, something that violates the Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the US Constitution.
On Thursday, the Senate voted 18-17 in favor of the legislation, House Bill 1177. No Republican supported the bill and even Senate President Leory Garcia, a Democrat, voted no against the bill.
“I want to continue working with my colleagues to find a Colorado solution,” Garcia said earlier this week in a written statement.
The unlawful bill is expected to be signed by Governor Jared Polis.
The Colorado Sun reported, “The Senate, where Democrats hold a slim 19-16 majority, was where the bill faced its only real challenge.”
That hurdle has now been crossed.
However, there are some constitutional sheriffs who have said that they will not comply with the unconstitutional bill if it is signed by the governor.
“If you pass an unconstitutional law, our oaths as commissioners or myself as the sheriff — we’re going to follow our constitutional oath first,” said Sheriff Steve Reams.
Other sheriffs would rather mental health facilities be funded properly, which I question whether that is the role of government or not.
“It’s time we quit trying to put lipstick on a pig and start funding our mental health facilities, instead of trying to take the rights from our people,” said another sheriff.
The state’s attorney general, Democrat Phil Weiser, said that these men should leave office if they can’t follow a “law” that is unconstitutional.
“If a sheriff cannot follow the law, the sheriff cannot do his or her job,” Weiser said. “The right thing to do for a sheriff who says, ‘I can’t follow the law’ is to resign.”
Yet, Governor Polis is not exactly cozying up to Weiser’s comments. Instead, he is leaving it up to the discretion of the police.
“Every law enforcement agency has limited resources, and they do have to prioritize what they choose to enforce or not enforce,” said Polis.
That’s a coward’s way out.
What the governor should do is state that the Constitution does not allow any state to engage in authoring red flag laws because they are an attack on the rights of the people. He won’t do that because he’s playing politics…. with your rights.
I hope these sheriffs come through for their people and don’t kowtow to the pressure of the beast. Let’s pray God gives them courage.
Article posted with permission from Freedom Outpost