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Month: March 2019

County elected officials issue statement with ‘serious reservations’ about Red Flag bill

“All four of us are extremely concerned about mental health in Colorado and Chaffee County. And we acknowledge that mental illness is a significant contributor to gun violence in our communities. However, this bill, as written, has serious deficiencies that undermine its intent and will likely place it at risk of judicial review and/or lawsuits.”

……from the written statement by all Chaffee County Commissioners and the Chaffee County Sheriff

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Red flag hearing had many seeing red

“The idea behind it is good, but from a sheriff’s standpoint, it has some serious issues and with no funding for mental health care and $119,000 for legal assistance – the commissioners are in a tough spot here. I’m for sending a message in some form that says ‘we need to fix this bill.’ From my professional standpoint give them the chance to make a good decision based on what this law is.”
John Spezze
Chaffee County Sheriff

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