The growth of metro Denver in recent decades has prodded Colorado more and more towards the anti-gun left, despite the Mountain West’s long embrace of firearms as a way of life.
Bearing Arm’s Tom Knighton reports:
The most recent example is the passage of a red flag bill by the state Senate.
Despite the threat of legal challenges and recall elections, Colorado Senate Democrats passed a gun control bill Thursday afternoon — the first such new legislation in six years.
The Senate voted 18-17 to pass a bill that would create the legal framework for judges to order the removal of firearms from people they determine to be at risk of harming themselves or others. Senate President Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, was the only Democrat to vote against it.
The bill heads back to the Colorado House to see whether representatives approve of a few changes made by the Senate. If the House approves those changes, the bill will head to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk.
Only one Senate Democrat stood up for constitutional rights and voted against the radical proposal.
In last year’s midterms, Democrats took complete control of state government for the first time since 1936.