Defending newly enacted laws that require background checks for private and online gun sales, Colorado Democrats last month relied on a statistic that they said indicated 6,200 new checks were done in the first six months.
Supporters of universal background checks for firearms purchases in Colorado cite the 104 denials for gun buys as evidence the new law is working.
The most wanted sex offender in Colorado is now in police custody.
Republicans making a case to repeal Colorado gun background checks on private and online sales say the new requirements burden law-abiding citizens.
The first month of background checks on private firearm sales in Colorado resulted in 10 denials for people with criminal records.
A woman accused of helping a felon get a gun appeared before a judge on Thursday. Police believe Stevie Vigil bought a gun and gave it to a man suspected of killing Colorado’s prison chief.
Police have arrested a 22-year-old Commerce City woman for allegedly illegally transferring the firearm recovered in Texas that was identified as the weapon used in the shooting death of Colorado Prison Chief Tom Clements.
The prospect of tighter gun laws has gun sales soaring and the Colorado Bureau of investigation remains flooded with requests for background checks on buyers.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is planning to ask lawmakers for $500,000 to be used to help process the growing backlog of background checks for potential gun buyers.
The day after the shooting in Connecticut a lot of people in Colorado tried to buy a gun.