Bad news for residents of Colorado. Another anti-gun bill has been passed in the state House in an attempt to take away even more of their rights.
The type of bill they passed is what’s called a “red flag” law…
A type of law that allows the authorities to seize the guns of people who they consider to be a “significant” risk to themselves or others.
More specifically, the Colorado bill works like this:
The new bill allows relatives, household members, or law enforcement to flag a gun owner as dangerous and have a judge issue an “extreme risk protection order” against that gun owner. At that point, their firearms would be seized (stolen) and a court hearing would be held in two weeks to determine if the gun owner should get their guns back or not.
As you can see, that type of language is incredibly vague. In other words, it’s easy to see how it can be abused to help promote an agenda…
Because if you were to ask any leftist right now, almost all of them would claim that anyone with a gun is dangerous.
Plus, the language of the bill clearly shows a “guilty until proven innocent” mentality. Seize their guns first and then try to find out if they should be able to keep them.
As of right now, 9 other states in the U.S. have red flag laws, and Colorado would be the 10th state to enact them if it passes in the Senate.
The specific bill that was passed was called House Bill 1436, and it was passed with a 37 – 23 vote.
The unfortunate part of this is that the bill had hardly any Republican support, but passed anyway because the Colorado House is controlled by Democrats.
Of the 37 votes in favor of the new bill, only 2 of them came from Republicans.
Here’s what House Minority Leader Patrick Neville had to say about the new law: “If you truly care about those in uniform who protect us every day you will not take away the rights that they defend overseas.”
However, the left disagrees, claiming the new bill will go far to protect innocent people such as those at Parkland, Florida.
According to Assistant House Majority Leader Alec Garnett: “We have the opportunity to take a vote today that I truly believe will save lives. This bill has the potential to prevent mass shootings … and suicides.”
The only good news out of this is that the bill will most likely die in the Colorado State Senate, which is Republican controlled.