If someone is suicidal or an imminent threat to others, should a local judge be able to temporarily take away that person's guns?
Colorado is the 16th state to say "yes," while another 21 have taken at least some steps toward adopting a so-called red flag law.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Thursday said he’s skeptical any sheriff in the state – including Eagle County’s – will refuse to enforce the new red flag law that will allow police to confiscate guns from people deemed by a judge to be a danger to themselves or others.
I would like to thank Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle for openly expressing his support for the recently enacted "extreme risk protection order" legislation, commonly referred to as the red flag bill. This legislation places Colorado among more than a dozen other states that have recognized that reasonable legislation designed to help keep firearms temporarily out of the hands of dangerous people is truly in the best interests of our communities and our society.
Colorado became the 15th U.S. state on Friday to adopt a “red flag” gun law allowing firearms to be taken from people who pose a danger, securing a deeply emotional victory for an Aurora shooting survivor.
On Friday afternoon, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the “red flag” bill that would allow guns to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose a significant risk to themselves or others.
Nearly half of Colorado’s 64 counties are joining a nationwide trend of passing resolutions opposing laws they don’t like, asserting that their elected county sheriffs need not enforce measures they view as unconstitutional and harkening back to a movement that has roots in white supremacy.
The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a “red flag” bill to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others.
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Concerning the repeal of certain provisions concerning ammunition magazines.