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Charlie T Waite

Colorado: Senate Committee Rapidly Passes “Red Flag” Bill to the Senate Floor With Little Notice

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With less than 12 hours-notice to the public, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed gun control legislation, House Bill 1177, this morning.  The bill now heads to the Senate Floor where it will receive a final vote that can occur as early as tomorrow.  This is the last chance you have to contact your lawmakers in opposition to this anti-gun bill.  Please contact your state Senator immediately, 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 Senator and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1177 when it comes up for a vote.

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