Crime

Sheriff says he would ignore state’s proposed ‘red flag’ gun law

In an act of defiance against Colorado’s proposed legislation allowing officials to remove guns from individuals deemed a possible threat, Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams signaled he would willfully violate such orders if the bill becomes law.

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The so-called ‘red flag‘ bill would permit certain individuals — notably relatives and roommates — to petition a court to take a gun owner’s firearms away.

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Reams thinks such an approach could make an unstable person even more dangerous and says he will choose not to enforce it.

“It’s a matter of doing what’s right,” the sheriff said.

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