Mesa County Republicans talk Red Flag Laws

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The Red Flag Gun control bill has been nothing short of controversial since it was passed by the legislature and signed into law by governor polis. Today, local republicans are working to adjust to the new regulations.

Mesa County Republicans gathered for their monthly meeting today but had special guest Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis to answer some burning questions about Red Flag Laws that took effect at the beginning of the year.

Folks voiced concerns over what they see as infringement on their 2nd amendment freedoms, but supporters of red flag laws see them as an important tool in preventing gun violence.

“This is something that the law enforcement in this community and public safety officials have been very engaged in, have been really trying to find the best way to meet our obligations in enforcing and upholding Colorado law and we take very seriously the flip side of that: the protection of our citizens,” says Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis.

More than half of Colorado's 64 counties have passed resolutions declaring themselves 2nd amendment sanctuary cities.