Weld County Set to Not Enforce Weapons Bill if it Passes
It's the 'Red Flag' bill - where a judge could take a person's weapons away if they were deemed a threat to themselves or others. Weld isn't having it.
Denver7 has the story on how the Weld Commissioners voted on Wednesday (March 6, 2019) to become what's known as a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary county.' This would allow law enforcement officers to not enforce the law regarding weapon ownership.
The Deputy Zackari Parrish III Violence Protection Act is what the bill is called. Opponents of the bill, such as the Weld County Sheriff and the Weld Commissioners, feel it infringes on the 2nd Amendment, and is therefore unconstitutional.
From the bill-
The bill creates the ability for a family or household member or a law enforcement officer to petition the court for a temporary extreme risk protection order (ERPO). The petitioner must establish by a preponderance of the evidence that a person poses a significant risk to self or others by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm.
Not that the bill has passed yet, or is guaranteed to pass; but Weld has decided that if it DOES pass, that they'll join Custer and Fremont Counties in Colorado in not acknowledging it.
How do you feel about the 'Red Flag' bill?
Get more on the Weld decision and the bill from Denver7 HERE.