Editor:

Let's just say that this red flag bill is just that. It's a red flag for civility. It's the tail wagging the dog. It's wrong on several levels. First, it presumes guilt when no crime has been committed, not unlike a Tom Cruise movie. Second, it short-circuits good background checks. Third, it ignores suspicious activities that would trigger a legitimate investigation. Fourth, it is a “tell on your neighbor” law in secret that can run amok beyond guns and lacks accountability.

You tell on your neighbor when you see unlawful or suspicious activities and let the police investigate. You don't humiliate your neighbors anonymously. It's not unlike harassing your neighbors with a SWAT team prank call.

How Polis rationalized this one is a mystery unless you know who's whispering in his ear. This bill should be repealed or society will wither into a police state run by hypocrites.

Fred Stewart

Grand Junction