Colorado Senate passes red flag gun bill

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DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's Senate has passed a red flag bill designed to temporarily remove firearms from persons deemed by a court to be a risk to themselves or others.

The Senate's 18-17 vote on Thursday sends the bill to the House for consideration of Senate amendments.

Gov. Jared Polis supports the bill.

The Colorado Sun reports that all 16 Senate Republicans and Senate President Leroy Garcia, a Democrat, voted "no."

Garcia did not speak about his vote on Thursday.

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Information from: The Colorado Sun.

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