April 30, 2018
Colorado won’t be the first state to enact a “red flag” law, but we can make it the next.
Reps. Alec Garnett (D-Denver) and Cole Wist (R-Centennial) just introduced House Bill 18-1436. The bill would allow law enforcement officers to remove guns temporarily from the homes of people who pose a significant danger to themselves or others.
Nine other states have authorized extreme risk protection orders, and the results are encouraging. Connecticut prevented one suicide for every 10 guns removed.
The best time to pass this legislation was yesterday. The next best time is now.