Greeley, Colorado — Weld County, Colorado Sheriff Steve Reams isn’t shy about saying what he thinks about the “Red Flag Gun Seizure” legislation making its way through the Colorado legislature.
He’s made clear he isn’t “bluffing” when he says the Weld County Sheriffs Office will not enforce it.
Some say he could be held in “contempt”, sent to jail, and fined by a court for refusing to enforce the “Red Flag” law and take someone’s guns under order of a judge.
Reams says he would never support laws, even going so far as to say he thinks taking a gun from someone isn’t going to stop them from doing harm someone they want hurt.
In fact, he thinks it could agitate the person to take violent action.
Reams says he’s willing to go to jail if necessary to uphold his opposition to enforcement of these laws.
There seems little doubt the legislation will be signed into law by left-wing Colorado Governor Jared Polis, only awaiting final passage through the Colorado House after passing the Senate by one vote last week.
The law wouldn’t go into effect until 2020.
According to a story about by Fake CNN written about Sheriff Reams, over 50% of the sheriffs in the Colorado oppose the “Red Flag Gun Seizures” legislation.
But more than half of Colorado’s 64 counties officially oppose the bill. Many have even declared themselves Second Amendment “sanctuary” counties in protest.
Failure to enforce a court order to seize a person’s guns could mean sheriffs being found in contempt. A judge could fine them indefinitely, or even send them to jail to force them to comply.
Reams says it’s a sacrifice he’d be forced to make.
According to an article on KKTV.com, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder and the county commissioners have pledged to challenge the law if and when it becomes law.
Sheriff Elder said he and the county commissioners will file a lawsuit if or when the bill becomes law. They want the state supreme court to eventually decide if it is constitutional.
As of this writing, more than 30 Colorado counties have passed resolutions either opposing “Red Flag Gun Seizures” or declaring themselves sanctuary counties.
While many of these county sheriffs and commissioners you will never hear from, you’re likely to see more of Sheriff Reams in the public eye as the sanctuary county movement grows across the country.