CO Sheriff On Unconstitutional Red Flag Bill: “I’ll Go To Jail Before I’ll Violate Somebody’s Constitutional Rights”
CO Sheriff On Unconstitutional Red Flag Bill: “I’ll Go To Jail Before I’ll Violate Somebody’s Constitutional Rights” by Tim Brown for Freedom Outpost
I have always appreciated constitutional sheriffs, especially when it comes to them taking a stand that might even put themselves and their freedom in jeopardy. In a recent report, a Colorado sheriff said that he would rather go to jail than enforce the unconstitutional red flag bill that the House is seeking to pass which would infringe upon the constitutional rights of citizens in his country.
House Bill 19-1177 is a tyrannical bill that seeks to operate under the terms of Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), or what is commonly called “red flag laws.” They aren’t laws since they violate the Constitution and the rights of the people. They are lawless pretended laws.
Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams was asked by CNN, “Are you willing to sit in your own jail to avoid enforcing this law?” according to the Greeley Tribune.
“Well obviously no sheriff wants to be confined in their own jail, but if that’s what it takes to get this bill ironed out, then I guess that’s a sacrifice I’ll be forced to make,” Reams replied. “The worst way to bring attention to it is for me to be put in that position, but I’ll do that before I’ll violate somebody’s constitutional rights.”
Sheriff Reams is currently in court to seek to keep the bill from being made into “law.”
“We’re working hard to try to figure out a mechanism to get this into the courts before anybody is harmed by it,” Reams said. “Unfortunately, someone has to be damaged by it first. It comes down to whether I want to take this to court for violating somebody’s rights or for me refusing to enforce a court order.”
You might say, well, what good is just one sheriff? I ask you, what good was one little shepherd boy with a sling and some rocks against an armored giant?
The fact of the matter is that it isn’t just one sheriff.
More than half of the 64 counties in Colorado have declared themselves to be “Second Amendment Sanctuary County,” which means they are ignoring these types of unconstitutional gun laws. Many counties in New Mexico are also declaring themselves to be Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties, as well. I wish they would ignore every gun law, which would make them completely constitutional in the matter.
Should the bill pass and be signed by the governor, it could be used against sheriff’s like Reams to either arrest them or fine them indefinitely. Of course, since the sheriff is the supreme law officer in the county, he could simply deputize every able man he desires to do so that is on his side and mount and opposition against anything the state wanted to try and do to him.
However, the Communists advancing the unlawful bill, such as Democratic House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, aren’t worried about the sheriffs being arrested and spending time in jail.
Garnett said he “won’t lose any sleep” over the arrest of sheriffs being jailed for standing for the Constitution.
No, Garnett claims, “What I’m going to lose sleep over is, if that’s the choice that they make and someone loses their life, someone in crisis goes on a shooting spree, (or) someone commits suicide” because the gun was not stolen from the individual.
First, Garnett will sleep sound in his little bed. He won’t lose a wink of sleep. Second, I use the term “stolen” because unless a crime has occurred or there is an indictment, per our Constitution, to go and take people’s property or liberty is a violation of their rights.
Mr. Garnett is promoting theft by the government of Colorado. So is Rep. Tom Sullivan, whose son was killed in the Aurora shooting in 2012. He is a co-sponsor of the bill.
While I sympathize with the loss of his son, Rep. Tom Sullivan is also promoting government theft of law-abiding citizens’ property. Both of these men should be called out for the criminals they are and impeached from their seats of representation by the people.
As for Sheriff Reams and others like him in the state of Colorado and across the country, there are plenty citizens such as myself you can call on in your respective counties that will stand with you against the tyrants and their pretended laws. All you have to do is call on us.