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Charlie T Waite

Colorado: Contact Needed! - Senate Passes “Red Flag” Legislation on Second Reading

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Last night, the Colorado Senate passed gun control legislation, House Bill 1177, on second reading.  The bill still needs to pass the Senate on third reading, which could occur as early as Monday, March 25.  Please contact your state Senator immediately, and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1177.

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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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