Colorado Democrats plan to reintroduce controversial “red flag” gun bill

DENVER — With the balance of power shifting to Democrats at the state Capitol, House Assistant Majority Leader Alec Garnett said they plan to bring back the “red flag” gun bill.

“It makes sure that we get a policy through committee and onto the floor of the Senate to have a broad conversation,” said Garnett, who on Thursday was elected to be the House Majority Leader starting next year. “I’m convinced that there were Republican votes on the floor of the Senate to pass this, but they sent it to a committee that it had no chance of getting out of.”

Garnett cosponsored the controversial bill during the last session in an attempt to address gun violence and to try and prevent further heartbreak in Colorado. The measure passed the Democrat-held state House in a 37-23 vote but was killed by Republicans on the Senate State, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee in a 3-2 vote.

Garnett’s Republican cosponsor of this year’s bill, House Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist, was defeated in Tuesday’s election by Tom Sullivan, whose son was killed in the Aurora theater shooting.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Politics


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