The State legislature is debating a bill known as the Red Flag Bill. In a nut shell, if passed, this bill would require the Sheriff to collect firearms from citizens who have been accused of mental illness, however it would not require the accused to receive mental health treatment. In addition, this bill does not protect the Sheriff from civil liability for unlawfully violating the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
During my campaign, I stated that I would uphold the Constitution of the United States, therefore I will not support the Red Flag Bill. Further, I have asked the Phillips County Commissioners to pass a resolution declaring this County a 2nd Amendment supportive County. The State of Colorado continues to assault constitutional rights of citizens but refuses to address the issue of mental illness.
I am fully aware that if this becomes law I may be ordered by a District Court Judge to collect weapons from citizens. I will not. I may be held in contempt of court, but I will not willingly violate the Constitution of the United States and the citizens of Phillips County.