Colorado is one of them but, in defiance, nearly half of the state's counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. Colorado's Red Flag law takes effect New Year's Day. The story of how it works and why it's fiercely debated begins with a tragedy on New Year's Eve, 2017.
Dozens of sheriffs in Colorado have dug in their heels including Bill Elder and Steve Reams.
Steve Reams: There are portions of the law I just flat out can't and won't do.
Scott Pelley: This is a law that was passed by the legislature. It's signed by the governor. Nobody asked you.
Steve Reams: That's right.
Scott Pelley: You're just expected to do your job. And enforcing the law is your job.
Steve Reams: Right. And I also take an oath of office that says, I'll support the U.S. Constitution, the Constitution of the state of Colorado and then, I'll enforce the laws of the state of Colorado. When those things are in conflict you know you have to decide which one you are going to adhere to.
Scott Pelley: Are you prepared to get locked up in your own jail?
Steve Reams: That is something that could happen. A judge could order me to my own jail. You know, I would be the one litigating that issue and we'll determine at that point if this Red Flag law is constitutional.
When you watch this, recall that DeWhine, Trump, Pence and many other RINOs have endorsed Pelley's encouragement of this tyranny.