Colorado's red flag law is one of the most poorly written in the country and disclaimers to the contrary notwithstanding, seems to allow anyone to "Red Flag Swat" anyone anywhere in the state, anonymously and without fear of retribution. In that light, here's a snippet from the Colo RKBA newsletter that looks like it was taken from an advisory to Jews in Germany in 1938 or blacks in the civil rights movement in the late 50's:
1) Your status as a gun-owner/concealed-carrier needs to be a secret.
Most relatives, co-workers, neighbors, even friends don’t need to
know. Don’t talk about specific guns you may own, particularly
military rifles. Maintain a low profile. Find other things to talk about!
2) Guns you own need to be adequately secured, and always out of
sight. Ammunition boxes, loose rounds of ammunition, gun magazines and
other literature, holsters, rifle magazines, accessories, etc need
also to be kept continuously out of sight. Casual visitors to your
home, office, car should never see any of that!
3) Get rid of gun-company/ammunition-company/pro-gun organization
decals, patches, logo clothing, hats, bumper-stickers.
4) Watch your language and general demeanor, in public and in private!
Don’t do, nor say, things that are likely to be interpreted as
threats. Don’t make threatening comments, even when directed at a
third party who is not present.
5) Don’t become involved in family, nor neighborhood, spats,
particularly those involving marriage issues, child custody, etc. Be
very good at minding you own business!
6) Don’t invite people you don’t know into your home, including police
officers (unless they have a warrant). With your door remaining closed
and locked, you can talk with unknown/uninvited visitors through a
7) Keep the subject of guns and gun issues out of casual conversation.
Talk about guns only with people you know well.
8) Gun-organization literature, flyers, etc need to be shredded
immediately after you finish reading them. Tear off address-labels on
gun magazines and shred them too. You don’t want your residence
address associated/connected with guns, nor gun-organizations.
9) When carrying concealed, assure guns, magazine-carriers, etc remain
discretely out of sight. Open-carry, even where technically “legal,”
is a really bad idea (except perhaps in extremely remote places)!
10) Don't make enemies! Be a polite, civil, pleasant, courteous
person. Don't inject yourself into other people's business
American gun-owners have no friends among Democrat politicians,
particularly those currently aspiring to be president, and they would
all like nothing better than to make “examples” of some of us, welding
the illegitimate power of their new “red-flag” laws.
The sinister “knock-on-the-door-at-midnight” is coming for some.
Don’t be “that guy!”