Loveland, CO – Today, Colorado House Democrats, led by Majority Leader Alec Garnett introduced dangerous “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation legislation.
Their legislation is designed to strip gun owners of their lawfully owned property, without due process, violating both their Second and Fifth Amendment rights.
“Colorado gun owners loudly oppose so-called ‘Red Flag’ schemes because they are a gross violation of due process protections, and Second Amendment rights” said Dudley Brown, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.
Under the Democrats legislation, police will be able to seize an individual’s firearms without the person ever knowing someone has filed a complaint against them.
These individuals will then be forcibly disarmed, and made to petition the court in order to get their rights back.
“Often the gun owner is the victim of an ex-spouse or former girlfriend seeking revenge, and only learns of the police action once his door is broken down by a SWAT team. We oppose this legislation in the strongest terms.” said Brown.
“It’s unfortunate House Democrats picked the anniversary of a major school shooting to push a bill weaponizing police against law-abiding citizens, instead of the criminals who perpetrate these attacks” said Brown. “The bill will do nothing to prevent another Columbine, Aurora, or Parkland.”
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is Colorado’s largest, no compromise pro-gun organization, with over 200,000 members and supporters statewide.