The so-called law "red flag" It took effect on New Year's Day, and on January 2, Denver police formally asked a judge to let them take two guns from a man involved in a domestic dispute.The law It allows family members, family members and law enforcement officials to apply for a court order to temporarily remove the weapons of an individual found to be at significant risk of injuring themselves or others by having a firearm.
Denver police officers were dealing with a domestic violence call on December 29, when they discovered the suspect had a Glock pistol loaded around his waist, according to a file at the Denver Probate Court.
The statement says the man threatened to "kill himself" and was visibly drunk. An officer testified that the man later acknowledged being drunk and said it was "a good thing they stopped me." He voluntarily handed over another weapon in his possession.
Police made a request to keep firearms under the new law because of a "credible threat" that they could be used illegally or recklessly.
On January 2, prosecutors refused to file a complaint, which would force police to return weapons unless a judge allows them to be confiscated under the new law.
President Trump has called for "red flag" laws following recent mass shootings. Opponents of gun control argue that the law violates Second Amendment rights and threatened legal action. Some Colorado sheriffs have promised not to enforce the law in their counties.