These "red flag laws" are a touchy area as far as 4th Amendment rights. The 4th says that there must be "probable cause" (which in this case can be open to "interpretation") supported by oath or affirmation.....somebody has to bring a "legal" reason to the court for the order to be signed. The 4th also says that a magistrate or judge must sign an order, and that the specific person or place to be searched must be noted in that order. The problem with the red flag laws are, that if the person that is being denied his 2nd Amendment rights (must not be infringed) through confiscation of his firearms has NOT committed a crime, I really dont see how probable cause can be established. Red flag laws can be enforced on hearsay, innuendo, assumption...that just does not seem to be "legal" or Constitutional to me.
The Sheriff is between a rock and a hard place...a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario. His "job" is to enforce the law, even in this case if he doesn't agree with it. If he enforces the law, he may be subject to recall, and if he doesn't enforce the law he may be subject to dismissal.....lose his job. On top of that, the Sheriff takes an oath to defend the Constitution so in a way he is subject to that oath as well.....................I sure would not want to be him right now!