Imminent Danger

Premiered 4/26/18

Rocky Mountain PBS dives deep into the issue of mental health and guns in "Insight with John Ferrugia: Imminent Danger."

Watch exclusive interviews with the parents of James Holmes, who killed 12 people and maimed dozens more in the Aurora theater shootings, and the mother of Matthew Riehl, the mentally ill gunman who killed a Douglas County sheriff deputy and wounded four law enforcement officers and two civilians in a shootout on New Year’s Eve 2017.

The gunman's mother and the Douglas County sheriff say both Matthew Riehl and Deputy Zack Parrish would be alive today if Colorado had a red flag law.



EXCLUSIVE: John Ferrugia speaks with the mother of Matthew Riehl, the mentally ill man who killed a Douglas County sheriff's deputy on New Year's Eve.

John Ferrugia speaks with the parents of James Holmes, the Aurora theater shooter. 

Insight Reports

"Red Flag Law" Bill to be Introduced in Upcoming Legislative Session

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Incoming House Majority Leader says he will introduce a bill allowing involuntary treatment of mentally ill and temporary safekeeping of firearms. With Democrats now in control of both the House and Senate, Alec Garnett (D-Dist 2) believes the measure has necessary support to pass.

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PBS NewsHour Shares Red Flag Laws Investigation

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The PBS NewsHour featured an RMPBS investigation of mental health and gun laws.

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Colorado Congressman Sponsors National ‘Red Flag’ Bill the Same Week a Similar Measure Died in the State Legislature

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Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) announced Wednesday he is co-sponsoring national 'red flag' legislation. The Colorado legislature killed a red flag bill on Monday.

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Red Flag Bill Begins Journey Through Colorado Legislature

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A Colorado legislative committee considering a bill that would implement extreme risk protection orders for mentally ill persons considered a danger to themselves or the community used the RMPBS special report, “Imminent Danger,” to explain why the bill is essential for public safety.

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