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Attorney General Phil Weiser On State’s Red Flag Law, Opioid Addiction Relief

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser speaks about the special master’s report on clergy abuse at the Colorado Judicial Center, Oct. 23, 2019.

If someone is homicidal or suicidal, Colorado law allows for the temporary removal of their firearms. This so-called “red flag law” is not even two years old. But we now have some sense of how it’s being used. State attorney general Phil Weiser’s office just put out a report on the law's first full year of existence. Weiser argues these extreme risk protection orders are underutilized. We also get an update on how settlement money related to the opioid will be used in Colorado.