Colorado Red Flag Bill moves closer to reality

Colorado’s Democrat-led Senate debated the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, due process and public safety Friday before advancing a bill that would allow weapons to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose significant risk.

Colorado’s legislation would allow family or law enforcement to seek a court order to have guns seized if they believe the owner is a threat. If approved, a subsequent court hearing would be held to determine whether to extend the seizure, up to 364 days.

The bill also would require anyone whose guns are seized to prove that he or she no longer poses a risk in order to get them back.