Legislative panel approves ‘red flag’ gun bill after fierce testimony from both sides

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Legislative panel approves ‘red flag’ gun bill after fierce testimony from both sides

House Judiciary Committee voted 7-4 on party-line vote
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, back, follows Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle as he heads to speak during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on a bill to get a “red flag” gun law on the books in Colorado on Thursday in Denver. The bill, which is backed by several law enforcement officials, would allow for the seizure of weapons from people deemed by a court to pose a significant risk to themselves and to others.

Legislative panel approves ‘red flag’ gun bill after fierce testimony from both sides

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, back, follows Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle as he heads to speak during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on a bill to get a “red flag” gun law on the books in Colorado on Thursday in Denver. The bill, which is backed by several law enforcement officials, would allow for the seizure of weapons from people deemed by a court to pose a significant risk to themselves and to others.

Legislative panel approves ‘red flag’ gun bill after fierce testimony from both sides

State Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Aurora, front, listens as House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver, speaks during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on a bill to get a “red flag” gun law on the books in Colorado on Thursday in Denver. The bill, which is backed by several law enforcement officials, would allow for the seizure of weapons from people deemed by a court to pose a significant risk to themselves and to others.
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