"Red flag" gun bill killed in party line vote 

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As the 2018 legislative session closed, a bill failed that would have allowed weapons to be removed from the possession of a person deemed mentally unstable. House Bill 1436, the The Zackari Parrish III Violence Prevention Act, named for an officer killed on Dec. 31, 2017, by a mentally disturbed shooter, would have provided for an "extreme risk protection order" for the temporary removal of firearms from an individual when a court determines he or she poses a significant risk of harming themselves or others. Eight states have adopted similar "red flag" laws. After passing the House, the bill was assigned to a kill committee in the Senate, where it died on a party line vote by Republicans Vicki Marble of Fort Collins, Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling and Owen Hill of Colorado Springs.


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