I can’t believe what I am seeing... I knew it was going to be bad, but I had no idea it would be this bad.
Susan Holmes, a former candidate for Ft. Collins City Council, filed an extreme risk protection order (ERPO), otherwise known as Red Flag, against the Colorado State University police officer who fatally shot her son in 2017.
As we all know from the discussion of this law, you are only supposed to be able to file a Red Flag order on someone if they are in close relation to the gun owner.
We all know this is BS, and it was proven yesterday - just 13 days after the law was enacted.
Holmes has no relation to the officer but plans to argue the interpretation of “a child in common.”
So here’s the back story...
“...In July of 2017, Susan’s son Jeremy announced that he was going to murder his brother. Susan called 911, begging for help. An alert CSU police officer spotted Jeremy with a large knife- on his way over to kill his brother.
Acting to protect Jeremy’s brother from harm, the officer confronted Jeremy, putting his own safety at risk. Jeremy continued to advance towards the officer as the officer ordered Jeremy to drop the knife 36 times. Just as a second Ft. Collins officer arrived and approached the scene, Jeremy lunged at the CSU officers and was subsequently shot and killed.
Anytime officers have to use deadly force, the outcome is a tragedy for the family. We understand and accept that. However, these brave officers are to be commended for protecting Jeremy’s brother from harm.
Rather than accept that the responsibility for the outcome of this encounter rested with Jeremy, Susan Holmes took the CSU campus with the sign that read “Kill All Police...They Are Killing Us.”...”
-Sheriff Justin Smith
I don’t know about you, but that is an absolute abuse of this law… and we tried to tell our lawmakers this was going to happen.
Remember when the media confronted House Majority Leader Alec Garnett about the matter?
He assured us in an interview with Southern Colorado’s Channel 5 KOAA by saying, “We don't want it to be falsely or maliciously applied, and it's not going to be.”
Well, we’ve confirmed what we have known all along -- this is nothing more than a draconian gun-grabbing scheme.
I promise, as more facts come about this story, I will be sure to keep you updated.
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
P.S. It’s worse than I could have ever imagined. Only 13 days after the “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation law went into effect, it has been abused.