A judge in Colorado denied a law enforcement request to confiscate a man’s guns under Colorado’s red flag gun law, which just took effect Jan. 1, according to KCNC-TV.
The law allows for law enforcement or family members to file for an extreme risk protection order if they deem someone to be a danger to themselves or others, leaving the final decision up to a judge.
In the case of this denial, a woman in Limon, Colorado, reported to police that she was being verbally and physically threatened by a man with a handgun, who she claims had a problem with drugs and alcohol.
A judge in Lincoln County, where the order was filed, denied the request, but the reason for the denial has not been made public.
Lincoln County is considered a Second Amendment sanctuary, where residents have voted to not honor the red flag law, although Democratic state Rep. Alec Garnett said even the denial shows that the law worked as intended. (Read more from “Sanctuary County: Judge Issues First Gun Confiscation Denial Under New Red Flag Gun Law” HERE)