Weld Is The Latest Colorado County To Declare Itself A ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

· Mar. 6, 2019, 11:31 pm
Photo: Gun In HolsterAP
A demonstrator's handgun is seen as he waits for Barack Obama's arrival in Roseburg, Ore., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. 

Another county in Colorado has become a so-called “Second Amendment sanctuary county.”

The Board of Weld County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday opposing a bill in the state Legislature that would allow family or law enforcement to petition a judge to remove firearms from someone who is deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

The commissioners cited a desire to protect constitutional rights for their action.

"We honestly believe that the bill is unconstitutional," said commissioner Mike Freeman.

Montezuma, Custer, Otero and Fremont also passed similar resolutions in reaction to the red flag gun bill that passed the Colorado House on Monday.

Through the resolution, Weld commissioners said they would not put money toward building a storage facility for weapons seized by law enforcement. Additionally, commissioners said they will support Sheriff Steve Reams if he decides not to enforce the bill if it becomes a law.

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