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Black Friday would-be gun purchases in the thousands

Black Friday would-be gun purchases in the thousands

By Ryan Parker
The Denver Post
Posted: 11/29/2013

Criminal background checks for firearm sales in Colorado were in the thousands on Black Friday.

By the end of the evening, 3,804 checks had been processed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, according to the bureau’s social media updates.National Shooting Sports Foundation Hosts Gun Expo Show In Las Vegas

The shopping day after Thanksgiving is the busiest for the unit that processes the gun checks, according to officials.

“We definitely have been busy today and expected to be even busier through the weekend,” said Richard Taylor, manager of Firing Line, an Aurora gun store.

From accessories to handguns and long guns, Friday purchases ran the gamut, Taylor said.

Although the volume was high, fewer applications were processed Friday than on Black Friday of 2012, when more than 4,000 applications were processed — in part due to the massive backlog from weeks of soaring gun sales.

Continue reading at Black Friday would-be gun purchases in the thousands – The Denver Post.

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