Colorado Is the Latest State to Embrace Gun Safety After Electing a Gun Sense Majority in 2018
On Friday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed Red Flag legislation creating an Extreme Risk Protection Order, making his the 15th state to empower family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily suspend a person’s access to guns when they pose a serious risk to themselves or others.
The bill’s enactment — which comes as Coloradans prepare to mark 20 years this week since the Columbine tragedy — makes Colorado the latest in a trio of Western states to enact major gun safety legislation this year:
After the tragic school shooting in Parkland last year, Americans took to the polls to elect candidates who would work to prevent gun violence. Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are just the latest examples that the work Americans from all walks of life did to elect gun sense candidates is already saving lives.
Did you know?
Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.