February 2, 2023

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Club Q Killer and Gun Protection Orders in Colorado Springs Area

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The gunman in the November 19 attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs, which killed five people and injured nineteen, was arrested in June 2021 following a bomb threat at his mother’s home. But despite evidence that the suspect was suffering from mental health issues, neither family members nor police agencies attempted to restrict his access to weapons under Colorado’s red flag law, which allows guns to be taken away from individuals deemed a danger to themselves and others.

Had such an effort been made, would it have made a difference? Statistics related to so-called extreme risk protection orders in El Paso County, which encompasses Colorado Springs, raise doubts. Even though officials declared the area a red-flag sanctuary in which the law wouldn’t be enforced, the county generated…

Michael Roberts

2022-11-22 08:01:00

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