Bill proposed to allow judges to temporarily confiscate guns
Legislation that would allow a judge to temporarily confiscate guns from someone considered to be a danger to themselves or others is back on the table at the State Capitol.
Republican Representative Steve Handy has brought back the so-called "red flag" bill he proposed last year as House Bill 229.
Handy cites data from the Utah Department of Human Services involving suicides as a reason for the bill to pass.
Between 2006 and 2015, 85-percent of firearm-related deaths in the state were suicides.