Colorado flooded with record 4,200 gun-buyer background check requests after Conn. school shootingDecember 18, 2012
Source: The Denver Channel
DENVER – Colorado set a single-day record for gun-purchase background check requests the day after the Connecticut school shootings, creating a backlog that still hasn’t been cleared.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina said there were more than 4,200 requests to buy guns in Colorado on Saturday. Those gun-purchase requests surpassed the previous record — 4,028 background checks processed on Black Friday this year.
The latest surge in gun-buyer applications came after a gunman on Friday killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
At the L & M Firing Line, it has been non-stop business since Friday.