By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

Democrats introduce firearm bills; assault weapon bill excluded


Democrats at the State Capitol have rolled out a package of four bills they claim will reduce gun violence.

But a bill that has already seen several drafts, on banning so-called assault weapons, wasn’t among them and it may not surface in the 2023 session.

The four bills introduced in the past week:

Senate Bill 370, sponsored by Senator Tom Sullivan, a Centennial Democrat. Sullivan was the sponsor in 2019 of the extreme risk protective order law, and the 2023 version is intended to allow more individuals to file for those orders. 

The so-called “red flag” law allows law enforcem...

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