By Marianne Goodland
Legislative Reporter 

Gun legistlation tops democratic priorities


January 18, 2023

The first week of the General Assembly saw Republican House members trying to upset the apple cart on the vote for Speaker of the House.

House and Senate leaders gave opening day speeches on Jan. 9 that outlined their priorities for the next 120 days.

In his opening day remarks, Senate President Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder, spoke about gun violence. He noted a measure coming from Senator Tom Sullivan, D-Centennial, that will expand Colorado’s extreme risk protection order law, aka the red flag law. “If local law enforcement can’t — or won’t — be the ones to bring the issue to a...

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