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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Signs Democrat-Sponsored Gun Confiscation Bill

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed into law on Friday the Democrats’ gun confiscatory Red Flag legislation.

The legislation allows courts to issue orders for the confiscation of individuals’ guns.

Tribune Ledger News reported that the legislation, House Bill 1177, did not garner a single Republican vote. And more than half of Colorado’s county governments have voiced opposition to the bill, making clear they have no plans to enforce it. 

Various Colorado sheriffs took a stand against the confiscation bill. On April 3, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said he will go to jail before enforcing the confiscatory law. He told CNN that his refusal to enforce the law is “a matter of doing what’s right.”

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith told the Coloradoan the confiscatory aspect of the Red Flag Law could actually cause problems the legislation’s Democrat sponsors did not consider. He said:

This may sound simplistic, but between the firearms locked up in the house, or the individual, the firearms left alone are not a threat. The individual is deemed to be (the threat.) If we take the firearms away, it doesn’t take away the angst they had if we don’t get them help. It probably leaves them very angry and frustrated with government and maybe anybody who was behind issuing this.

Sheriff Smith added, “If it’s a powder keg, it gets worse if we leave. Certainly, we know many other ways for people to act out violently, with edged instruments, with bludgeons, with vehicles, with any number of things.”

California, Florida, and Illinois all have confiscatory Red Flag Laws, yet each state has witnessed high profile shootings of the very kind the laws were supposed to stop. For example, on November 7, 2018, a man shot and killed 12 at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California; on August 26, 2018, a man shot and killed three at a mall in Jacksonville, Florida; on January 23, 2019, a man shot and killed five at a bank in Sebring, Florida; and on February 15, 2019, a man shot and killed five at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois.

The Hill reported that Gov. Polis admitted the Red Flag Laws cannot “prevent every shooting,” but he signed the bill, saying, “Today we may be saving the life of your nephew, your niece, your grandchild.”

County governments have pledged lawsuits due to the confiscatory law.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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3 Responses to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Signs Democrat-Sponsored Gun Confiscation Bill

  1. KOYOTE says:


  2. Jamal says:

    “California, Florida, and Illinois all have confiscatory Red Flag Laws, yet each state has witnessed high profile shootings of the very kind the laws were supposed to stop. ”
    The laws are not supposed to stop anything of the sort. Their purpose is to incrementally disarm people and take away their ability to pose a credible threat to the powers that be. Let’s not dance around the subject to be politically correct or non threatening. We all know, every measure of gun control is only a step closer toward that goal. And I don’t for a minute believe that “law enforcement ” won’t enforce those laws when they already enforce every other edict of gun control (save for maybe a very small number of individuals, maybe). But by and large they will be funded handsomely to “follow orders” and “go through due process second” which of course due process will never happen. It’s only a matter of time. It is not the right or role of any agency government or law enforcement to dictate what weapons we the people have or how many or where or anything else. That is our right and ours alone.

  3. Enemy of the State says:

    go get his first

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