time for Colorado gun purchasers continues to grow
Ryan Parker The Denver Postdenverpost.com
More than 1,000 firearm
background checks were submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on Christmas Eve. As of Wednesday morning, CBI had
11,420 checks in the queue, waiting to be processed, according to bureau
officials. The current wait time is
currently more than nine days.
The process that usually takes minutes has been
backlogged for weeks following a massive rush in the state to purchase
guns. The CBI team handling the process
completed 1,584 background checks for firearms purchases on Tuesday, according
to bureau officials. The Colorado Department of Public
Safety, the umbrella agency over the CBI, plans to ask lawmakers for a $500,000
supplemental appropriation for more staff and technology to handle the checks,
said Susan Medina, CBI spokeswoman. In 2012 through November, there
were 34,117 more background checks submitted to the CBI for processing
than in all of 2011 — a 14 percent increase, according to CBI data.
What if Thanksgiving Exposes the Government? By Andrew P. Napolitano November 28, 2013 What if another Thanksgiving Day is upon us and because of the government we have less to be thankful for than we did at the last one? What if at every Thanksgiving liberty is weakened and the government is strengthened? What if Thanksgiving’s warm and breezy seduction of gratitude is just the government’s way of inducing us to think we should be grateful for it? What if we don’t owe the government any thanks for anything? What if the government owes us back all the freedom and property it has stolen from us? What if the government has produced nothing and owns nothing, save what it has coerced us to give it? What if the courts have ruled that the government can lie and cheat with impunity in order to acquire our property or assault our freedoms?
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