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Denver police asked a judge to let them confiscate a man’s gun in first use of Colorado’s new ‘red flag’ law

The so-called "red flag" law took effect on New Year's Day, and on January 2, Denver Police formally asked a judge to let them take away two guns from a man involved in a domestic dispute.The law allows family, household members and law enforcement to petition for a court order to temporarily take guns away from an individual deemed to be at significant risk of hurting themselves or others by having a firearm.Denver police officers were handling a domestic violence call on December 29 when they discovered the suspect had a loaded Glock pistol in his waistband, according to a filing in Denver Probate Court. The affidavit says the man threatened to "off himself" and was visibly intoxicated. An officer testified that the man later acknowledged being drunk and said it was a "good thing they stopped me." He voluntarily turned in another handgun in his possession.Police filed a request to keep his firearms under the new law because of a "credible threat" that they could be used unlawfully or recklessly. On January 2, prosecutors declined to pressRead More – Source

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