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CNN: Colorado Sheriff Vows to Reject 'Red Flag' Law

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By    |   Sunday, 31 March 2019 02:33 PM

A Colorado sheriff is vowing to go to jail rather than enforce a gun-control bill that is currently in the state's legislature, and more than half of Colorado's 64 counties agree, CNN reported.

The "red flag" bill seeks to seize guns from people deemed a threat to themselves or others, and Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams will not enforce a bill he feels would violate the Second Amendment rights of U.S. citizens, according to the report.

"It's a matter of doing what's right," he told CNN.

". . . I've explained that time and time again. I'm not bluffing."

After passing the Colorado state Senate on partisan lines – no Republican voted for the measure – the state's House is expected to pass it this week, according to CNN.

The law holds a sheriff in contempt, permitting a judge to fine them or send them to jail to force them to comply.

Already 32 counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, while another three might soon follow, according to the report.

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