DENVER (CBS4) – The controversial, so-called “Red Flag Bill” is one step closer to becoming law in Colorado. The House approved the bill with Senate amendments.

Gov. Jared Polis pledged to signed the measure.

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It would allows guns to be taken from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others.

Relatives or officers would have to petition a court to have the guns removed, which could be extended for up to 364 days.

The gun owner would then have to prove he or she no longer poses a risk in order to get the firearms back.

In a statement, House Majority Leader Alec Garnett praised the bill’s movement forward: 

“This bill is supported by the majority of Coloradans because it will help save the lives of law enforcement and members of our communities.”

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Some government and law enforcement leaders from across the state say they either are against it or won’t enforce it.

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Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams spoke to CNN Monday morning.

“In my mind going in and having a confrontation with someone to take their firearms, but not deal with the person just creates a bigger issue,” he said. “I would rather risk violating a court order than violating someone’s constitutional rights.”

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The bill was introduced after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zack Parrish was killed on New Year’s Eve in 2018. He was trying to take a man in for a mental health hold.

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Colorado would become the fifteenth state with a “Red Flag Law.”