Colorado Senate passes red flag gun bill
The Colorado Senate on Thursday passed the so-called red flag gun bill, moving the measure within a step of Gov. Jared Polis’ desk. Polis is expected to sign the bill into law.
House Bill 1177 cleared the chamber on an 18-17 vote on Thursday and now heads back to the House for approval of Senate amendments.
Senate President Leroy Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, voted against the measure — a priority bill for Democrats in Colorado this year — as expected. “I want to continue working with my colleagues to find a Colorado solution,” Garcia said earlier this week in a written statement.
No Republicans voted “yes” on the legislation. Garcia was the lone Democrat to join the GOP in their united opposition.
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