Mesa County Sheriff, others, say 'no' to 'red flag bill'

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis is standing firm against a gun bill making its way through the state capitol.

It would allow family members and law enforcement to take away guns from someone who poses a significant risk to themselves or others. It's called the "red flag bill.”

Supporters said it will lower the chances of someone who is mentally unstable to get a gun. Those against it say it infringes on their second amendment rights. Sheriff Lewis recently wrote a lengthy Facebook post opposing the bill. The Delta County Sheriff feels the same way.

“This is just another way for the anti-gun movement to gain another hold on dismantling our second amendment rights,” said Mark Taylor, Delta County Sheriff. “Law enforcement, in general, would be more at risk, and I think our citizens.”

The bill passed in the house Monday.

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