Colorado: Senate Committee Passes “Red Flag” Gun Control Legislation

Colorado: Senate Committee Passes “Red Flag” Gun Control Legislation

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Last night, the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee passed gun control legislation, House Bill 1177, by a 3 to 2 vote. As expected, anti-gun legislators are intent on ramming expansive restrictions on firearms through the legislative process this year, regardless of the problems that it will pose. HB 1177 will now head to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further consideration. Please contact committee members and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1177. House Bill 19- 1177 : Extreme risk protection order or "red flag" legislation sponsored by Majority Leader Alec Garnett (D-Denver) and Representative Tom Sullivan (D-Centennial), as well as Senators Lois Court (D-Denver) and Brittany Pettersen (D-Jefferson), would authorize the seizure of firearms from individuals without due process. The petition can be originated by a broad class of individuals, to include roommates and anyone you’ve had an "intimate relationship" with. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding — prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter evidence — would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their private property. Again, please contact members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1177 when it comes up for a vote.

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