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Colorado Action Needed: Senate Passes “Red Flag” Legislation, Requires House Concurrence

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Colorado Action Needed: Senate Passes “Red Flag” Legislation, Requires House Concurrence

Today, the Colorado Senate passed House Bill 1177, legislation that could derive an individual of their Second Amendment rights without due process, by an 18 to 17 vote.  Senate President Garcia was the only Democrat to vote no on the bill. HB 1177 now heads back to the House for a concurrence vote.  Please contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1177.

House Bill 19- 1177: This extreme risk protection order or "red flag" bill is 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). It 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 your state Representative and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1177.

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