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The red flag gun bill is now law in Colorado. But that doesn’t mean all the questions around it are answered.
Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1177 into law on Friday, saying: "Many other states have passed similar laws. They've often seen it used in a targeted way."
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The “red flag” gun bill is expected to pass in Colorado. But there are important things to watch along the way.
House Bill 1177 isn’t expected to have much -- if any -- Republican support at the Colorado Capitol. Some Democrats may also vote against the measure.
Also known as an “extreme risk protection order” bill, the legislation is expected to draw significant opposition from Republicans. More than a dozen states have already passed similar laws.
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A “red flag” bill will return in the Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature. But what about other gun-control laws?
The last time Colorado Democrats controlled the Capitol they faced major blowback -- and lost their hold -- following the passage of 2013 gun laws