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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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Columbine students campaign to spread photos of mass-shooting victims as discussion of gun-violence physiology grows

“We don’t want the images to ever have to be used,” said Kaylee Tyner, a Columbine senior who is leading the student-created #MyLastShot campaign

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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.

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Colorado’s “red flag” gun bill makes its debut. Here’s how it compares to other states.

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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KC Becker outlines aggressive agenda in her opening remarks. Here’s the new Colorado House speaker’s speech, annotated.

Context for the speech with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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Colorado state senator won’t seek re-election following sexual harassment allegation, cites personal financial obligations

In a Facebook post announcing the move, Sen. Jack Tate, R-Centennial, said he began considering when to leave the legislature months before he was accused of sexual harassment

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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