“Red Flag” ERPO Heads To Colorado Senate Floor THURSDAY – Contact Senators NOW

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Red Flag ERPO Heads To Colorado Senate Floor
Red Flag ERPO Heads To Colorado Senate Floor, Contact CO Senators NOW

Colorado – -(AmmoLand.com)- Tomorrow, Thursday March 21st, HB19-1177: “Red Flag” Emergency Risk Protection Orders ERPO will head to the Colorado State Senate floor for a second reading, debate, and amendments after passing the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee last Friday.

This is one of the most critical times to make contact with lawmakers – and we need you to do it today. State Senate Democrats only hold a TWO SEAT majority. We need all hands on deck rights now!

Aside from being grossly unconstitutional, this bill is downright dangerous. Scroll down to get a quick run down of all that is wrong with it. These make excellent talking points when writing emails to legislators.

Contact these legislators immediately by phone and email!

Leroy Garcia
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303-866-4878

Kerry Donovan
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303-866-4871

Rachel Zenzinger
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303-866-4840

Dominick Moreno
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303-866-4857

And send to this entire email list as well.

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Here's Why Colorado's Red Flag ERPO Bill Is One Of The Most Dangerous In The Nation

This year's bill is being called an “Emergency Risk Protection Order” or ERPO in an attempt to lose the negative “Red Flag” reputation. It is also being pushed more than ever as being about suicide prevention. Don't let any of it fool you. The devil is in the details; it's in the 30 pages of bill language. You can read a complete break down of these 30 pages here, as well as watch a video going through the language line by line.

Here's what you'll hear the media say this bill does:

“A family member or law enforcement officer would petition a court to request the ability to immediately seize a person’s guns. If a judge signs the order, the weapons can be taken away and the court must hold a hearing within 14 days to determine whether to extend the seizure and bar the person from purchasing more firearms.”

Here's what they won't tell you:

  • Almost anyone can request an ERPO without even showing their face or providing their address. The definition of “family or household member” is so broad it includes ex-lovers who you have never even lived with! Or someone *claiming* you once had an affair. And even old roommates.
  • The initial report and hearing can be done over the phone, all while the accused is completely oblivious proceedings are taking place to have his or her firearms confiscated. There is no due process at this first hearing – which is the hearing where permission is given to confiscate gun! Even Colorado Attorney General Weiser admits to the lack of due process. Watch his testimony here.
  • The first time the accused learns someone has reported them will be when local law enforcement shows up at their door with an order AND a search warrant prepared to raid your home – while the accused never even committed a crime. This search warrant is a BRAND NEW type of warrant that is created in the bill – a gun owner specific civil search warrant. Read all about that here.
  • 14 days later is the first time the accused will have a chance to defend themselves against this non-crime. The burden of proof will fall on the accused, not on the petitioner who can actually provide affidavits rather than attend court!
  • The guns will be confiscated for 364 days, during which time the accused only has one opportunity to ask the courts to lift the order.
  • There is zero accountability for false accusers. In fact, the filing fee is $0! For comparison, requesting a Temporary Restraining Order in Colorado is $97. Attorney General Weiser also admitted false claims will be par for the course. Listen to his statements here.
  • This bill is being touted as a “suicide prevention” bill, when in fact, the fear of having your firearms confiscated will make people terrified to ask for help when they need it, and will undoubtedly escalate situations rather than deescalate them..
  • It is so rife for abuse, it can easily be used by someone's stalker or abuser to have their victim disarmed – legally.
  • The ERPO will go on a person's permanent record EVEN if it is dismissed, meaning it will show up on background checks, etc.

Read a complete write up of the bill here: www.rallyforourrights.com/colorados-red-flag-erpo-worse-than-you-think

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  • 21 thoughts on ““Red Flag” ERPO Heads To Colorado Senate Floor THURSDAY – Contact Senators NOW

    1. Y’ all can go to hell, and I will go to Texas.” Davy Crockett after losing his Tennessee bid for the U.S. Congress 1835.

    2. Another, even more powerful petition we ALL must sign ASAP:

      Yesterday RMGO, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, delivered nearly 50,000 Colorado NO “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation petitions, signed by gun activists around the state. RMGO is still accepting online signatures.

      Petition Website

      I’ll shut up now so you, your spouse, your older children, other relatives can go sign this puppy, and tell everyone else about this petition. See if you can get this notice posted on as many Website as possible. The Colorado Senate will be voting on this TODAY!

    3. d-suckers who author, submit, pass, sign, & attempt to enforce un-constitutional laws in colorado and new mexico should resign today, FU a**holes

    4. Coloradan gun rights advocates have to sign Senator Owen Hill’s petition TODAY. Please all, spread the word, get the petition website posted where ever you can so that Coloradans will hear about it and sign it, ASAP

    5. How in the Hell can all you folks go a day without the wonderful advice of the

      How the Hell can all of you folks get by a whole day without the wonderful advice and opinion of the G-D GDW?

    6. Colorado State Senator Owen Hill has a petition Coloradans can ALL sign. Yeah!!!!
      Senator Owen Hill just replied to the email I sent to him. He is a republican who represents Senate District 10, which encompasses Eastern Colorado Springs.

      He has started a petition to show Coloradans tremendous opposition to the Red Flag bill. He wants to take it to the senate floor possibly tomorrow to help dissuade senators from voting for the bill. You, your spouse, your older children, your relatives, your friends must hear about this and sign, sign, sign. Here is what he had to say:

      “I too oppose, and will vote against the bill.

      This bill is a powerful example of government overreach. The government should not be able to violate our second amendment rights by passing this legislation.

      I am working to build this petition to show how many Coloradans are adamantly opposed to politicians undermining the constitution.

      Will you please help us get the word out and fight this bill? I will be presenting a list of everyone objected in the Senate when we hear the bill, maybe as soon as tomorrow! Please add your name to the list. https://protectourrights975012895.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/petition-protect-our-rights/

      In order to make our voice as strong as possible please also forward this on to as many people as you can at church, school, your neighborhood, etc. The more signatures we have, the stronger our voices will be.

      Again, thanks for helping fight this bill.

      Warmly,
      Owen

      https://protectourrights975012895.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/petition-protect-our-rights/

    7. Ammo Land Readers,
      On three separate occasions, I notified law enforcement of a situation where a perp was threatening another person or myself with a gun. Had I not reported those incidents, I am confident one could have either been killed or severely injured. It is our responsibility to protect others, if one has that opportunity. It is LEOs responsibility to handle the situation. It does not matter to me what type of weapon that individual may have. It does not matter to me if it is called an ERPO, Red Flag Law, or Lets Get This Crazy Off The Streets. I am a strong advocate in I our right to own a gun, providing it is handled with respect and safety for themselves and others. The GWD.

      1. GWD,

        Will you listen to reason, or choose to continue your agenda?
        ERPO is not a law to protect people. It is a law against gun owners, who are not guilty of any crime.
        Your own story about calling in the threat to the Police, shows an ERPO law was not necessary, to protect the people involved…

        1. Most likely correct, I notified LEOs after picking up an acquaintance after he was released from jail that morning. He was a felon that could not own a gun. While in my car he went into detail how he was going to retaliate against another.

          1. Well if you associate with that class of people what the hell do you expect? Yank your thumb out of your butt n get you sound like a troll

      2. GWD the Supreme Court said that the LEOs have no duty to defend anyone. Why do you think that being a stool pigeon is going to save your crazy a–. You sound like a second grader. Just remember when seconds count the Police are only minutes, or longer, away. Grow up or go back to nursery school, that could be your safe place.

        1. Your response only strengthens our resolve to insure a safer community everywhere with ERPOs to be enacted.. The balance beam is heavily weighted in the favor of law abiding Americans that demand change. The Jurassic dinosaur’s mind set of the Wild West will turn to stone.

          1. What? Weren’t you the one who wanted to be the one to “Splinter down the door and put your knee into the backs of a non-compliant law abiding gun owner”? I guess the push-back you got about the warm reception you’d get made you re-think that nonsense, obviously you like being a SNITCH and is safer for you.

        2. @Tcat, the green rat fink thinks that HE has protected society by dropping a dime on a guy that needed a ride and was just venting. What a hero!
          I hope that guy uses his time to think about the situation and who could have squealed on him.

    8. Well, so far it appears that we have at least one Colorado Senator on the side of the Second Amendment..

      Thanks for the note.

      This bill violates our Constitution on several fronts – the lack of due process – our second amendment – illegal search and seizure – just to name a few.

      This gun grabs added to the 50,000 gun laws already existing nationwide and will do nothing to make us any safer and I will continue to oppose any effort to restrict my ability to protect my family.

      Thanks again for reaching out to me.

      Thank you,

      Jerry Sonnenberg
      Colorado Senate District 1
      4465 CR 63
      Sterling, CO 80751
      970.581.8648
      http://www.ElectSonnenberg.com
      ….
      Dear Senators,

      I ask you to OPPOSE ALL INFRINGEMENTS upon the Second Amendment.. and to OPPOSE HB19-1177
      Law abiding gun owners are the ones who are being controlled and unjustly punished, by the infringements against the Second Amendment.
      These gun control laws have already hurt numerous companies, and put people out of work/business.

      It isn’t the criminals being effected by these laws. The criminals don’t obey laws to start with.
      Reasoning, that these gun control-Red Flag laws are common sense, without applying the very same principals to any: motor vehicle, kitchen knife, or object, that a criminal, or law abiding person, might use to accidentally/intentionally kill or injure other people, is not a SENSIBLE way to treat people who are NOT criminals.

      None of you Senators would want to be controlled like this, told what you can, cannot have, or use; in regard to: a kitchen knife, a gun, an axe, a hammer, or a golf club, etc… because it “MIGHT” be used to kill people.. “IF YOU WENT OFF THE DEEP END!”
      Please stick to making, and enforcing laws against criminals. Protect the Law abiding Citizen, not punish and control them.. Liberty…

      Thank you,

      Walter Goddard

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