Colorado Becomes the Next Front With 2A Sanctuary Counties

35 Counties have now passed Second Amendment Resolutions or statements

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Gun Rights Watch article by GRW Chief Editor

Colorado 2A Sanctuary Counties Map

Colorado's rural counties are declaring one by one to refuse to uphold and enforce red flag laws, as well as any other new law coming from the state legislature that defies the US Constitution. The bill in question is HB19-1177, a “Red Flag” bill otherwise known as the Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) bill. More than half the state's counties have rebelled against it.

The red flag law that was proposed in Colorado is especially egregious, differing from reg flag bills in other states by making the case a civil matter, yet still resulting in gun confiscation. Besides being a direct violation of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 14th Amendments, it turns justice completely on its head by including an expansive list of family members, associates, and scorned lovers who are all eligible to petition the courts to confiscate your firearms.

HB19-1177 would actually even theoretically allow an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order against him to petition the courts to take a handgun away from an abused girlfriend, making it far easier and likely for him to commit an assault on her afterward. Think about that.

Fremont County started the recent wave on February 26th, when they passed a resolution in response to the red flag bill spurred in part by Sheriff Allen Cooper. He made the following statement at the time:

"It's our opinion that it does not offer enough due process to anyone who is targeted with an accusation of being, maybe, mentally incompetent or dangerous. I can not support this bill as it is currently written."

The movement has since then caught on like wildfire, reminiscent of similar movements in Illinois, Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico.

Here's the full list of counties that passed resolutions against HB19-1177:

  • Phillips County
  • Morgan County
  • Bent County
  • Sedgwick County
  • Montrose County
  • Mineral County
  • Lincoln County
  • Archuleta County
  • Delta County
  • Logan County
  • Huerfano County
  • Crowley County
  • Jackson County
  • Rio Grande County
  • Elbert County
  • Alamosa County
  • Washington County
  • Douglas County
  • Dolores County
  • El Paso County
  • Prowers County
  • Cheyenne County
  • Park County
  • Teller County
  • Baca County
  • Conejos County
  • Kit Carson County
  • Weld County
  • Moffat County
  • Montezuma County
  • Custer County
  • Kiowa County
  • Fremont County
  • Rio Blanco County
  • Otero County

The following cities and towns have also either passed resolutions against HB19-1177 or are considering it:

  • Craig, CO: Passed resolution
  • Canon City, CO: Passed resolution
  • Milliken, CO: Passed resolution
  • Monument, CO: Passed resolution
  • Lamar, CO: Set to pass a resolution
  • Greeley, CO: Considering it

Counties with sheriffs refusing to uphold HB19-1177 and also may be considering a resolution:

  • Larimer County
  • Phillips County
  • Garfield County
  • Jefferson County
  • Chaffee County
  • Pueblo County

Counties considering passing a resolution:

  • Gunnison County
  • Costilla County

Special thanks to, where some of this information came from. The rest was painstakingly researched by Gun Rights Watch over the past few weeks.

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