Black Friday gun shoppers set a record in Colorado this year, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday.
On Nov. 25, CBI processed 4,329 background checks for firearms transfers – the highest number of requests the InstaCheck Unit has ever received in one day, according to a news release. Most – 4,242 – were approved, and 87 were denied.
Last year on Black Friday, 4,035 requests were approved and 80 were denied.
To prepare for Black Friday, the InstaCheck Unit expanded its hours from the regular 9 a.m.-9 p.m. to midnight to 9 p.m., CBI said. The InstaCheck Unit is Colorado’s point of contact for the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System program. Its staffers use eight databases as part of the background check process.
I love the smell of gun sales in the morning. Smells like victory. Eight databases! American gun owners are clearly the most law-abiding, the most trust worthy people amongst us.