Colorado

Editorial: Ignore 'gun nut theatrics' and pass red flag law in Colorado

Colorado has a too-long history of innocent people being murdered by mentally ill people who were able to get and keep guns because of the handiwork of gun-rights zealots like the National Rifle Association and Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.

These groups and their political lackeys in the Colorado Legislature and Congress have for too long prevented real and meaningful gun control from taking effect.

No more. Colorado voters swept enough of these cruel, ignorant or banal obstructionists out of the way to allow for action.

Empowered Democrats can now make law what a majority of Colorado residents, police, sheriffs, prosecutors and deputies have repeatedly said they want: laws that allow cops to get guns away from mentally unstable people.