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Weld County Commissioners Pass Resolution Declaring County a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

March 6, 2019
Weld County Commissioner District 3 Barbara Kirkmeyer

GREELEY, Colo. — Weld County on Wednesday became a so-called “Second Amendment sanctuary county”.

The Weld County Commission unanimously passed a resolution that excuses law enforcement officers from complying with state gun laws that the commission and local law enforcement see as “unconstitutional.”

Commission Chair Barbara Kirkmeyer told Denver7 the county’s resolution is a reaction to the “red flag” bill making its way through Colorado’s legislature , which would allow law enforcement officers to take firearms away from gun owners deemed a threat to themselves and others by a judge.

But Kirkmeyer said the bill fails to address mental health and treatment - something bill sponsors argue is not the case but an argument that has been common from skeptics since this year’s version was introduced.

“It’s basically a stealth-type bill and it’s really going to be used to just confiscate people’s firearms, or else require a next step of a statewide registry of all of our handguns,” Kirkmeyer claimed.

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