Craig a Second Amendment Sanctuary City

The Craig City Council met on Monday, March 11th and declared Craig a “sanctuary city”, according to the Craig Press. After the Moffat County Commissioners declared a similar stance, the city council postponed its agenda to discuss the sanctuary city resolution.The reason is the proposed bill, HB 19-1177, in the Colorado State Legislature would grant family members or law enforcement to petition a court to seize a resident’s firearms for up to 14 days if that person is perceived as a threat. The bill is referred to as a “red flag” bill because it also can be used by a judge to issue a search warrant and seize firearms. The city has determined that the state’s red flag law violates the U.S. Constitution’s Second and Fourth Amendments and as such will exercise local legislative authority as a sanctuary city.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.