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Could Colorado’s red flag law have thwarted the Club Q suspect?

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Screenshot taken from a Denver 7 video.
A video still showing the first in-person court appearance for the alleged shooter of Club Q in El Paso County on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022.

We speak with two legal experts about what role the state's red flag law could have had in keeping guns out of the hands of the Club Q suspect. Colorado's ERPO law, which stands for Extreme Risk Protection Order, means a family member or law enforcement officer can ask a judge to keep someone from having guns. In the case of the alleged Club Q shooter, no such request was made, though it's not clear whether such an order would have prevented the mass shooting.