Democrats in Colorado want to pass a “red flag” law to take guns from the law-abiding thought to be a danger to themselves or others. The bill violates due process and puts the burden of proof on the accused.
As Colorado Public Radio reports . . .
Colorado’s legislation would allow family or law enforcement to seek a court order to have guns seized if they believe the owner is a threat. If approved, a subsequent court hearing would be held to determine whether to extend the seizure, up to 364 days.
The bill also would require anyone whose guns are seized to prove that he or she no longer poses a risk in order to get them back.
Some of the commentary at last Friday’s hearing proved quite compelling bordering on humorous. That includes one quote from Local County Sheriff Brett Powell, pictured above, as reported by FoxNews:
“It’s time we quit trying to put lipstick on a pig and start funding our mental health facilities, instead of trying to take the rights from our people,” Logan County Sheriff Brett Powell said in public remarks prior to the vote.
He added that law enforcement searches are traditionally only acceptable during criminal investigations. …”In Colorado, it’s not a crime to harm yourself.”
Now there’s a sheriff who gets it. Unfortunately, in a state that proudly touts itself as a sanctuary for illegal aliens committing all manner of immigration-, identity-, and welfare-fraud, common sense does not prevail.