When Colorado passed its “extreme risk protection order” bill into law in April of this year, the promise was that it would disarm dangerous criminals before they could, uh, become criminals. Not a single Republican lawmaker voted in favor and Democrat Governor Jared Polis promised when he signed it, “We might be saving the life your nephew niece or grandchild.” Or, we might be violating the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendment rights of perfectly innocent people. But whatevs.
There’s just one teensy other little fly in the unconstitutional ointment: Nobody knows how to enforce the damn thing, even though the law goes into effect in three weeks.
Here’s how it works in theory: