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Colo. background check submissions for guns break all records
The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December 17, 2012 | Ryan Parker

Posted on 12/17/2012 7:47:10 PM PST by beaversmom

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 12/17/2012 7:47:20 PM PST by beaversmom
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local gunshop said they sold 90 guns from Fri afternoon til Mon morning. Closed Sunday.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 8:09:03 PM PST by digger48
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I’ll be visiting my local gun shop this weekend.

Hubby wants Santa to bring him a new rifle.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 8:10:26 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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Santa has been good to me this year.

Everytime I go Christmas shopping, it seems like I find another gun for me in the back seat when I get home.

Ah well.....La La Loopsy isn’t an endangered species yet


4 posted on 12/17/2012 8:18:07 PM PST by digger48
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Everytime I go Christmas shopping, it seems like I find another gun for me in the back seat when I get home.

LOL! The season of miracles!

5 posted on 12/17/2012 8:39:11 PM PST by beaversmom
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If our elected officials would simply support and defend the Constitution we wouldn’t see these spurts.


6 posted on 12/17/2012 8:55:45 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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I caught a blip on the NWCN station that in Oregon the standard 15 minute wait on background checks was taking over 4 hours on long rifle purchases.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 8:58:03 PM PST by ssschev (Pick up the can, throw out the trash.)
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Cabela in Baton Rouge sold over 1300 guns on Sat and roughly
500 plus today !
Guns and Ammo are flying off the shelves !


8 posted on 12/17/2012 9:20:37 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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Did my paperwork for my AR Thursday night before all this started. Didn’t pick it up until Sat AM (long story). Got to store 5 min after opening - parking lot full, every employee busy with customers. Fortunately I only had to see the cashier since my rifle was waiting for me behind the counter. I’ve broken it down, cleaned and lubed it... Probably won’t get to go out and shoot it until this weekend. And yes, it is one of those bad “assault rifles” {snicker} with an adjustable stock, flash suppressor, and 30 round removable magazine.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 9:29:21 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Hubby wants Santa to bring him a new rifle.

Too late....

10 posted on 12/17/2012 9:40:52 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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"The first day after news of one of the worst mass shootings in America,"

Okay, we'll stay in the 20th & 21st cent. here. I think Waco may qualify as # 1.

11 posted on 12/17/2012 9:55:15 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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"Cabela in Baton Rouge sold over 1300 guns on Sat and roughly 500 plus today!"

When did Cabela open a BR store?? I lived in BR from 1965-1994 and there wasn't one. Opening a store there was certainly a smart move, given the major hunting/fishing population in south Louisiana (and north Louisiana, for that matter).

12 posted on 12/18/2012 4:10:21 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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Technically Gonzales La .
In the last 6 years .
There is a outlet mall too


13 posted on 12/18/2012 5:58:42 AM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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