I was talking with a friend who is a behavioral health professional at one of our big hospitals over the weekend. She says the updated red flag law is worse than ineffective because people will not speak candidly with their providers out of fear of having their guns seized. They made the mental health aspect worse! They are stupid or evil or both.
All I can say is, Be extremely careful with what you talk to your doctor about, especially if you're on Medicare. I recently started on Medicare and got a notification that I was eligible for my free annual wellness check. When I went in to have my annual physical, I asked my doctor about this thinking it was about my physical. I was surprised when she told me the wellness check was actually a mandated set of questions about your mental health that they have to report to Medicare on, things like, are you depressed, are you having any thoughts of committing suicide, are you experiencing any anxiety etc.
On the surface these seem fairly benign until you put it in the context of being a gun owner who's aware of the red flag laws and its big brother mandating these questions to be asked & reported on. Be careful, it's a mine field out there.
I'm a Colorado native and it pains me deeply to see what my beloved state has become. Colorado is lost, the blue island of the front range outvotes the entire rest of the state & it's never going back to even being purple, let alone red. We now have four new gun laws, but we temporarily dodged the bullet on an outright so-called assault weapons ban, not to worry the grabbers will be back at next year.