Colorado gun background checks break records after Sandy Hook massacre

Daily Camera – by Ryan Parker, The Denver Post

This weekend set a new record for all single-day background check submittals in Colorado for potential gun purchases, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation officials.

The first day after news of one of the worst mass shootings in America, when a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., requests to buy guns in Colorado surged to more than 4,200.

Exact figures weren’t available Monday morning while submittals were being processed, CBI spokeswoman Susan Medina said.

But Medina said Saturday’s figures exceeded the previous greatest number of background checks on Black Friday this year, when 4,028 were processed.

The surge following the massacre was so massive it overwhelmed the system, Medina said. So many background checks were submitted the process that normally usually takes minutes turned into wait times of more than 12 hours.

“We had to call in extra staff,”Medina said. “The wait times were high.”

Saturday morning the wait time on a check was a little more than 15 minutes. By Sunday, it was 18 hours, Medina said.

Medina said Monday the backlog meant wait times of about 19 hours.

Because the system and staff were unexpectedly inundated with the checks, exact figures are still being collected, Medina said. Whereas CBI prepared for weeks leading up to Black Friday, this weekend caught the bureau by surprise, she said.

On Sunday, President Barack Obama vowed to use “whatever power this office holds” in efforts to prevent another mass shooting in the U.S.

According to CBI data, last year 245,475 firearm applications were approved out of the 251,307 submitted. The approval figure doesn’t provide the scope of gun sales, as a buyer can get multiple guns with a single background check and the state doesn’t track gun purchases.

FBI data show that 16.4 million background checks were run nationwide in 2011.

10 thoughts on “Colorado gun background checks break records after Sandy Hook massacre

  1. Wow,…

    Gun sales setting new record on illegal* background checks,…

    Thats a sure sign that people want to give up their guns,.. now isn’t it?!

    *ALL background checks are actually illegal, as the Constitution CLEARLY states, “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” (Emphasis added).

    Do NOT buy into the gov’ts chipping away argument that people with any kind of court manufactured label have lost their “Right”,.. they have not,… a RIGHT means it can NOT be taken away,.. period.

    JD – US Marines – Sounds to like people are intent on keeping their method of abolishing this treasonous gov’t close at hand.

    1. Absolutely.

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  2. The more Obama and the elite tighten their control on guns, the more people will be buying guns. It’s that simple.

    Unless, that’s what they want (playing devil’s advocate here), since they ought to know by now (since they are so smart) that every time they do these false flag events, it leads to more people buying guns. I mean it’s clearly obvious by now. If that is their intention, then why? They say they want to control the people, but the only thing I can think of is that the elite want their official 2nd civil war to help depopulate the country and create their order out of chaos. Any ideas anyone?

    1. I haven’t heard one person even hint at turning in a gun if it was required. All I hear is that they are going to buy a gun now while they can. Does that sound like they are going to spend a $1,000 + ammo and accessories to just turn around and give them up. I think not!!!
      Everyone is positioning them selves for all of the possible events that will most likely come upon us all. If some how they ban guns the nation will collapse, and loot’in & shoot’in will start.

      Sheesh man… I had a whole bunch of stuff I wanted to say about what would happen if the passed a gun ban but I have to go do something. anyone else like to speculate what would happen from this point on if a turn in your gun, gun ban was put in place. I see total collapse, civil war, invasion by China, Russia and Iran cells. and would war 3 all at once. The Perfect Storm!

      1. Rest Assured, the ones causing this all won’t get away without a scratch in the bunkers or on their small private pacific islands.

        Time itself is against them.

    2. You’ve swerved into an area of thought that I have also been pondering, NC.

      A few years ago, I saw an article in USA Today that was discussing these unfunded liabilities that this corrupt and criminal infested US Government of ours is on the hook for. These figures are several years old, but here is what they were back then:

      Unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare for Baby Boomers, $4.6 trillion dollars. Unfunded liabilities for U.S. Military, U.S. government pensions and benefits, $4.7 trillion dollars.

      Keep in mind here – these are earned entitlements, not unearned freebies like welfare and all the other social entitlements that the parasites are handed in exchange for doing nothing except breathing air. So, the Government is flat broke and instead of cutting our out of control US military budget and ceasing all these neo-con wars of choice and interventionist policies overseas – they could be thinking that they would benefit by starting a CW2 and having lots of older Baby Boomers killed off.

      Dead boomers don’t collect on the benefits that they paid into and then expect to collect when they retire, right?

  3. how about not allowing children to go to public schools who are on anti-depressants. how come this is never discussed? If they are that mentally ill, they should be institutionalized to protect society.

    1. The vast majority of so-called mental illnesses are fabricated by the so-called ‘psychiatric’ profession, to justify their miserable existence.

      It’s the mentally toxic psychotropic drugs they prescribe that create the problems.

      They’re the ones that should be institutionalized.

  4. EVERY action is preceded by a THOUGHT/IDEA. So just why is MAINSTREAM MEDIA spreading the thoughts of mass murder? Who broadcasts TV show after TV show, and movie after movie glorifying and mainstreaming the ideas of murder? Who PROFITS off of movies, TV shows, “rap” songs, and video games that revel in the destruction of innocent lives?
    There is NO action that is not preceded by the IDEA of the action.
    What became of the wholesome, community building shows such as “Leave It To Beaver”? and Who ended them through ridicule and sarcasm?
    Why is it these mass shooting only began since the eradication of healthy shows, and the “main streaming” of the MAINSTREAM MEDIA created culture of murder and mayhem?

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