Chief Dwight Henninger, representing Vail, the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Chief Henninger discussed some situations where the bill would have been helpful in preventing gun violence, and discussed a law similar to HB 18-1436 in place in Connecticut. Chief Gary Creager, representing Broomfield, testified in support of the bill. Chief Creager explained that when gun violence is perpetrated by those with mental health issues, others often know beforehand of plans to perpetrate the violence. He explained how the bill would assist to prevent such incidents. Mr. John Camper, representing the Colorado Bureau of Investigation within the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Camper explained how his organization has tried to balance the rights of individuals with public safety, and discussed the role of the bureau in implementing the bill. Chief Henninger responded to questions regarding the ability of law enforcement to address mental health issues in rural areas.