A Colorado sheriff is threatening to take the ultimate stand against a statewide “gun confiscation” law.
Colorado Politics reported that the controversial “red flag” measure allowing the court-ordered seizure of guns from people deemed a threat passed the Colorado Senate on Thursday by a single vote.
Senate President Leroy Garcia was the only Democrat to vote against House Bill 1177, which passed by an 18-17 margin in a chamber where Democrats hold a slim majority. Garcia, D-Pueblo, who signaled earlier in the week that he would vote no, joined every Senate Republican in opposing the bill.
The measure now moves back to the House of Representatives, where Democrats hold a larger majority.
The House previously approved an earlier version of the bill, but needs to vote again on Senate amendments before the bill can advance to Gov. Jared Polis for his signature.
Polis has said he will sign the measure.
Sheriff’s are refusing to enforce the law, and one sheriff is even threatening to go to jail over it.
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Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams disagrees so much with a gun bill making its way through the Colorado legislature that he’s willing to go to jail rather than enforce it.