A resurrected contentious red flag gun bill that failed last legislative session is among a number of bills Democrats hope to revive now that they hold both a statehouse majority and governor’s office for the first time in four years.
The red flag bill, which withered in a kill committee, would let family members or law enforcement petition a court to temporarily remove an individual’s guns if they were a danger to themselves or others. Senate Republicans felt it was unconstitutional and violated Second Amendment rights.
“One of the things that really hampered us here in some of these conversations is the inability to allow thoughts to come to the floor so you can have a robust debate,” said incoming Democratic Senate President Leroy Garcia of Pueblo. “That’s at least what the process affords.”
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