Last Friday, March 15th, after nearly ten hours of testimony, HB19-11477: “Red Flag” Emergency Risk Protection Orders ERPO bill passed out of the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee on a 3-2 party line vote. It will be headed to the Senate floor for a full vote in the coming days. Right now it is critical we contact our State Senators and ask them to oppose this bill, HB19-1177. You can find contact info here, or use the copy/paste email list provided below.
During this marathon hearing, we heard testimony after testimony from gun owners discussing everything from personal experiences of domestic violence and stalkers – and fears this law would be used to disarm victims, to recounts of SWAT escalating suicide situations. Concerns the “mentally ill” label in the bill could be used against those in the LGBTQ community, to sound Constitutional arguments. The testimony was powerful – and on point.
Bill proponent, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock gave a bizarre and unraveling testimony which you can watch here.
But besides Spurlock, one of the most alarming testimonies was given by Colorado State Attorney General Phil Weiser. During his testimony, he nonchalantly admits this bill will be imperfect, that false accusations are just par for the course, and he oddly compares it to copyright infringement claims. I have no idea how he thinks removing copyrighted material from a website based on false claims is at all the same as confiscating an innocent person’s firearms. But apparently he does. He then goes on to make it clear, should this law pass, sheriffs and law enforcement must enforce it until it’s determined to be unconstitutional in the courts, which would be years.
Watch the the video below for his testimony highlights. His full testimony can be found here.
And when you’re done watching the video, email and call these State Senators and ask them to vote NO on HB19-1177:
And copy/paste this entire email list as well:
24 thoughts on “Colorado AG Admits To False Claims, Lack Of Due Process As “Red Flag” ERPO Bill Heads To Senate Floor”
Mentally, and constituionally, deficient children who hate the Constitution were elected to run the state this past November.
Expect to see even more bizarre legislation if more of the public doesn’t awake and flood their legislators with emails in opposition.
Just because you elected officials make something legal does not make it right. I am opposed to the red flag bill; the energy bill; and any other bills you propose that go against good old-fashioned horse sense.
Rename this bill,
” You must give up your rights,
because a few others abuse theirs”
I’m looking now for the part of our Constitutions that state citizens must surrender property because the thought police say citizens may act irrational. And, i still can’t find that section of the Constitution. Perhaps it is located near the section in the constitutions where it says Judges are also psychic psychologists that can determine mental stability of citizenry from far distances?
But hey, with Trump demanding states Red Flag citizens he sure isn’t fooling me any longer and no I’m not a never Trumper I voted for him so I can say this it is my right.
Sheriff Clark is on you tube stating the 2A is for fending off ones pursuers and Colorado legislators are saying let those pursuers SWAT their victims and victimize them more.
But then the left has always been violent so this is really just more of the same. Lawful violence is their wet dream or just any old violence for that matter.
Besides with the Constitutions eliminated we can have the Sharia law they have been promising and won’t that be fun.
It’ll be fun stopping them.
During the Jim Crowe era they not only lynched black people but also white republicans and anybody that supported either.
Know your history and watch as it repeats itself.
Did you guys see all those Red Flags issues against MS-13 in the news? Of coarse not. What about the ones issued on cartel? Nah………………………. How about any issued on Antifa for brandishing firearms on the general public and assulting regular citizens? etc………………
Hmm… well who could those Red Flags be for then?
Oh that’s right………………… the ones in red hats.
Red Flags for Red Hats.
Just as they promised!
“If I were the Devil”
Thanks Sheriff Reams for standing with the Constitution. Good FB post!
Initiative 300 to legalize camping inside the city limits tents, tarps and anything else they can construct to live in coming to a street near you while you get a Red Flag SWATting. It sure is a good thing pooping on the public sidewalk is now legal so the campers will feel right at home.
SWAT the hard working Americans and turn Colorado into California tent city. Heck, Meth will be legal like Cali in days. A huge sack of meth there can only get you a ticket and you get to keep your meth even dealing it for money. Can you even imagine that? Welp, it’s on you tube go see for yourself. Prop 47 basically legalized it.
Meth is good, guns bad.
Welcome to utopia!
Good point about gang members. City gang task forces know who they are.
When will they be flagged for violent behavoir ? Well, never.
Den inner city governments apparently thrive off their mayhem, which is the main cause of gun homicides in the nation.
Every time I e of these mass murderers go off, the govt says they had no idea they would do so anyway.
So they want to make average person be restricted instead.
Okay, now consider this.
When they legalize meth like in Cali who does that imply the cartel is?
Red Flags are social justice. My concern is that there is a blonde woman who chases my truck on foot trying to catch me when I go by and for years I’ve had to speed in 25 mph zone to outrun her because she is just that fast of a runner and I have successfully evaded her for 12 years and don’t know her name and never spoke a word to her and now she will be able to Red Flag me.
Those MS -13 in the news threatening to harm cops have not got Red Flaged do to “Angels from god” status granted by gov. So there’s the secret to not getting Red Flaged, be a hardened criminal and you’re good to go. Gov protects its own. They need them to sell the dope and destroy America. Us hardworking types only make America strong and they can’t have that. It’s got to be weak, addicted and dependent but it can’t ever be like Venezuela, oh no that can’t happen in America due to all these rights we are dripping with.
People will see when the tents start showing up, the gas and oil run dry, food disappears, can no longer drive vehicles, meth is legal and they have to eat meth for dinner and the coal that makes our electricity is turned off so no power and the financial reset occurs which prompts the globalist bankers to call their mortgage and there is no empty place on the sidewalk for their tent. Perhaps then they will begin to understand what is happening though it can’t happen in America but probably not.
And I’m not just talking about Trump either. 😎
I’m talking about them all.
Foxnews.com has an article about what’s happening in Colorado which mentions this group.
This group is getting out there and I’m pushing it out as best I can.
Keep up the good work and keep hitting the facts hard don’t pull punches let em have the full blow every time. Never let your opponent up off the mat always keep the boots pounding them down. Hit like Iron Mike Tyson.
I have never seen gun violence due to they don’t shoot people on their own without a person pulling the trigger. Well, except that gun that shot Kate Steinly all by itself with no help from a human. Or any help from an illegal. Did it all by itself, just jumped up took aim and pulled it’s own trigger.
People say “gun violence” I say “violent people”. The difference is tremendous. Don’t sanction a tool, sanction a criminal.
We don’t obey unconstitutional laws at our own expense because there is no legal requirement to do so. And when the state comes and tells me to do jumping jacks I will again REFUSE TO COMPLY.
Trump is on video endorsing Pelosis fed gun ban while telling us he is for the 2A then he insists states adopt Red Flag laws while telling us he supports 2A.
There is a psychological illness in the book for victims that protect their kidnappers and America is suffering from it.
A general rule of thumb should be to not continue endorsing those who are doing you harm.
Perhaps a quick look into how many lives guns save versus how many murders using a gun to see far more lives are saved by guns and gov doesn’t like that due to it goes against their depopulation agenda. Steven Crowder on You Tube does a great job presenting these facts. He presents a plethora of factual data that is undeniable.
There is no reasoning only noncompliance to radical ideologists that openly state on camera that facts have no bearing on their agenda. That facts are irrelevant to them.
Yes they deal solely by emotional responses. You need both emotion and facts.
They ignore facts which stand in the way of their agenda.
They use puppets like Mom’s Demand Action.
Bloomberg financed MOMS with $20 million to start.
He has openly stated that he doesn’t believe in citizens owning firearms, while he has armed bodyguards , like so many of the anti gun elite.
There party has openly admitted they want severe socialism.
They know they can’t get the full agenda while people have the physical means to oppose their enslavement.
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When criminals come to harm you and your family you fight back. When they regulate you to tie your hands you fight back. Balance is achieved through opposition.
Nobody gave Americans anything for free. We had to fight for everything we have and that’s the beautiful thing about free societies. The very essence of liberty. GOD granted us liberty through his gift of life and it is up to us to seize it and retain it.
Take a lesson from the Bundy standoff. We The People are the masses they fear because they seek to do us harm and is why gun free zones are their shooting gallery’s. We are responsible and use a range they use gun free zones.
When The People fear the government that is tyranny. When the government fears The People that is liberty.
Want to know why they want your guns?
And, why you should never give them up?
At what point does the desire to try to protect us from gun violence override our constitutional right to bear arms? The goal of the Red Law is to allow family members or law enforcement to go before the courts and request an “extreme risk protection order” claiming the individual is an imminent danger of hurting themselves or others with a firearm. If that protection order gets approved, law enforcement will be able to remove and hold that person’s guns. The key issue is the second half of the Second Amendment which reads, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Unfortunately, the constitution is open to interpretation and constitutional construction, that State Attorney General Weiser recommends. Not only would the Red Law violate the Second Amendment, but the protection order can be put into place without a trial. If the guns are removed prior to a trail, this would also violate the person’s Fifth Amendment which reads, “no person shall be denied life, liberty, or property without due process of law.” By giving the courts the ability to remove firearms from a citizen, the prosecutors will have the ability to enforce this law on those they deem necessary, also known as selective prosecution.