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Understanding Colorado’s Red Flag Gun Law & The National Discussion

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State Rep. Tom Sullivan at Gov. Jared Polis signing ceremony for HB 1177, the Red Flag bill, on April 12, 2019. Sullivan, a freshman lawmaker, campaigned for office in part to enact tougher gun control laws after his son Alex was murdered in the Aurora theater shooting. He was a leading sponsor of the bill.

A red flag gun law is one of the policies President Trump proposed Monday after mass murders in Texas and Ohio. On Tuesday, Ohio's governor called for the same. Colorado has already passed a law like this, which takes effect soon. We hear from Democratic state representative Tom Sullivan of Centennial who sponsored Colorado's law, and George Brauchler, the district attorney for the 18th Judicial District which includes Arapahoe County.