Colorado’s Rights Activists Furious After Dangerous ERPO Legislation Passes Senate

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Colorado's Rights Activists Furious After Dangerous ERPO Legislation Passes Senate

JOHNSTOWN, Col. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Rally for our Rights executive director, Lesley Hollywood, issued the following statement in response to passage of HB19-1177 “Red Flag” Emergency Risk Protection Orders.

Gun rights advocates across Colorado are extremely disappointed in the hyper-partisan passage of HB19-1177 by a single vote. This bill was opposed by every Republican in the legislature, as well as three Democrats.

It had opposition from thousands of citizens statewide, dozens of sheriffs, city councils, city police chiefs, and even Denver and Aurora Police Unions. It is blatantly unconstitutional and dangerous legislation.

“How privileged are those lawmakers to pass law they will never have to enforce, while those who will have to enforce it are saying NO.

When this bill was introduced, we were told it was about mental health. Then later we were told it was, in fact, not about mental health. We were told it was about suicide prevention, but again sponsors later admitted it wasn’t about preventing suicide. Then we were told it was a tool for law enforcement, yet dozens of sheriffs, police chiefs, and even the Denver and Aurora Police Unions said they believe it is dangerous policy and they don’t want it. So what is this law really about? What did Democrats in the legislature just pass?

Rally for our Rights will be asking Governor Polis to veto this poorly written and unconstitutional bill when it lands on his desk, and will be supporting any legal push back against both the law itself, as well as the lawmakers who voted for it.”

Rally for our Rights was founded in early 2018 and has quickly become Colorado’s most active gun rights advocacy organization, with a focus on frontline activism and community outreach. More information can be found at www.rallyforourrights.com.

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    tomcat
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    Thanks to the Sheriffs of Colorado and to the 2A sanctuary counties. I want to see the governor go out and confiscate someones guns because leos won’t do it. When he was interviewed about this he said that Sheriffs do not make laws they just enforce them. That sure sounds like a democrat ass hat to me. Didn’t Colorado learn with Hickenlooper, they had to elect another one? That’s ok other states will take the jobs that democrats can’t hold on to.

    Herman Gothe
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    Herman Gothe

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    willy d
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    willy d

    G M B ; Once again you have fallen off the wagon and having delusional thoughts, these laws are only designed to do one thing when passed, disarm gun owners, it does nothing to stop the real people who have a suicidal moment or thought, all it takes is someone like you to make a call and some one has to prove their innocence and they have no recoarse to come after the person that says you have a problem, because you don’t have to submit any paperwork, just drop a dime, end of story!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tad Pole
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    Tad Pole

    The Green Watch Dog, The ERPO Bill You Have NO
    Rights untill You Prove Your NOT a Threat. Check it Out DA

    Xspook98J
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    Xspook98J

    Saw an interesting Bumper Sticker once:
    “THE DAY THEY COME FOR MY GUNS, IS THE DAY THAT SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE!”
    Not threatening anyone. Just saying…

    joefoam
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    joefoam

    I say, if it passes, that people should call in every politician who voted for this with an armed escort, every LEO, every gang banger, every pot head and anyone you have ever met for an ERPO, because they could be a threat. When the courts and enforcement agencies become so swamped enforcing this law that they are no longer able to discharge their normal duties or those doing the confiscations tire of having their butts shot off maybe they will have to think twice about how effective the law really is.

    Mike
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    Mike

    Everybody: after Pres. Trump leaves office all of this nonsense will intensify – you’ve got ‘that much time’ to get your 2nd Amendment affairs in order, among other matters coming at all of us.

    John
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    John

    President Trump stated back in February 2018: “Take the guns first, go through due process second,” What the hell! We can readily see those who advocate such, like Trump, use a scenario depicting a crazed person, a mad man, etc., to justify “false safety over Liberty” and there are those that eat this crap up, both sides of the isle. Problem is, this same “crap” equally then applies to everyone. Our Constitution protects the due process of the most vile, the most unworthy, the most disgusting of human beings and by doing so, it ensures the Rights of All will… Read more »

    Cary Hewitt
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    Cary Hewitt

    Police’s days are numbered, as well as several democrats, once the recalls start up.

    Dave
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    Dave

    This is a useless bill and will not protect anyone from anything. This is an end run around the constitution. The BS offered to cut down on homicides and suicides is just that a load of BS. Maybe we should figure out guns are not the issue here it’s the idiot stoner/drunk that is. Law abiding citizens are not the criminals maybe we should start to focus on the real issue and not your fairytale issues. Other ways homicides/suicides occur; Baseball bats, kitchen knives, drugs, vehicles, pushed/jumped from bridges/cliffs/mesas, pick axes, shovels, rat poision, round up, anti-freeze, this list can… Read more »

    Rich
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    Rich

    A men brother

    Oldvet
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    Oldvet

    @Gangrene…Does your ass ever get jealous of your mouth ?

    The Green Watch Dog
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    The Green Watch Dog

    The ERPO bill will ensure that a gun owner’s rights will be protected. It is not just careless review by the courts. The respondent is even granted the right to have a court appointed attorney, should they so choose. As for enforcement, whether a LEO approves or not, it is their duty to enforce the law.

    m.
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    m.

    and they promised not to leave anything liquid in your mouth either, right?

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    GWD, you’re wrong again gun owner’s rights aren’t protected with ERPO in fact many of them are denied outright.

    Denied 2nd Amendment Right.
    Denied 4th Amendment Right.
    Denied 5th Amendment Right.
    Denied 6th Amendment Right.

    Foot in the Forest
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    Foot in the Forest

    MOLON LABE Or as Charleton Heston put it so well FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS

    Citizen
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    Citizen

    Obviously you have not spent any length of time reading this law. No way shape or form is Guilty until proven innocent allowed in the Constitution. Even if there is a court appointed attorney how to you prove your innocence when there is NO crime committed.

    Deborah
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    Deborah

    Bullshit! It’s their duty to uphold the oath they took to serve and protect while upholding the constitution of the United States of America.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Debora, True, but there is no penalty for not upholding their oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

    Charles Valenzuela
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    Charles Valenzuela

    Well, there IS a penalty for breaking that oath. That’s why they want your guns . . . . . To reduce the possibility that the citizens will invoke that penalty. . . . . . .

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Charles V, Hey, I like that!

    m.
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    m.

    commie Constitution-traitors will do anything, in or out of colorado

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @m. The politicians that propose, promote, and promulgate any statute that is contrary to the Constitution is an enemy of the Constitution. Trolls like the green rat fink are enemies of the Constitution.