Colarada Took the Guns!
DENVER — The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a "red flag" bill Monday to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others.
Gov. Jared Polis, also a Democrat, has pledged to sign the measure that would place the state among 13 others that have passed such legislation. Florida passed its law after the 2018 Parkland school massacre.
The Colorado bill would allow family, household members or law enforcement to petition a court to have guns seized or surrendered. A subsequent court hearing could extend a gun seizure up to 364 days.
the top here is fine, but the burden should be on the state to prove why, not take them and make the gun owner prove why not
The bill places the burden of proof on the gun owner to get the firearms back by showing that he or she no longer poses a risk.
Republicans repeatedly sought to shift that burden of proof to those seeking the protective order. They argued the legislation offers no due process to gun owners.
Supreme Court, here we come!