I am pleasantly surprised in these efforts…
I have mentioned here that gun control was NOT an issue Democrats should campaign for around the country….But…led by efforts of students after the recent Florida HS shooting?…Democrats and surprisingly Republicans on the state level have taken some legislative actions….
Legislation that would allow Colorado judges to order the seizure of gunsfrom people who are considered a “significant risk” to themselves or others passed out of the Democratic-controlled House on Friday night with almost no Republican support.
House Bill 1436 cleared the chamber by a 37-23 vote — with two Republicans voting “aye” — but not before facing another round of GOP backlash.
“If you truly care about those in uniform who protect us every day you will not take away the rights that they defend overseas,” said House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, in assailing the measure….
The bill would allow relatives, household members or law enforcement to petition a judge to issue a temporary extreme risk protection order for the removal of firearms from a person who is deemed a significant risk. The court would hold a second hearing within a week on whether to weigh evidence that would bar the person from having or receiving a firearm for six months — and potentially longer….