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Colorado panel rejects "red flag bill"

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The so-called "red flag bill" was rejected by a Republican-led state Senate committee Monday night. 

The bill would allow family members or law enforcement officers to ask a judge for a temporary extreme risk protection order, which would take away guns from individuals they believe are at risk to hurt others or themselves. 

According to the Associated Press, the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee voted 3-2 along party lines Monday to defeat the proposed bill. Many Republican lawmakers argued that the bill threatened to intrude on gun holders' Second Amendment rights. 

Gov. John Hickenlooper supported the bill, and commented on its failure Monday night.

Similar states such as California, Indiana, Florida, and Connecticut have adopted similar legislation. 

The bill passed on a near party-line vote Friday. Police departments and prosecutors supported the bill, as it followed the death of Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was shot and killed by a man displaying "increasingly erratic behavior,"

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.) 

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