DENVER (CBS4) – A bill meant to keep guns out of the hands of those who are mentally unstable failed at the State Capitol on a party line vote. Senate Republicans rejected the bill.
The Deputy Zack Parrish Violence Prevention Ace would have allowed police or family members to ask for a court order to immediately seize the guns of someone who is considered dangerous, then hold a hearing within a week.
Parrish died during an ambush by a man whose family tried to take his guns away.
Many sheriff’s, police chiefs and district attorneys supported the measure.