Lawmakers drafting the background check requirement, aimed at keeping firearms away from those with a criminal history, relied on information from a non-partisan research arm of the Legislature that predicted about 420,000 new reviews over the first two years. Accordingly, they budgeted about $3 million to the agency that conducts the checks to handle the anticipated surge of work.

But after a year of operating under the new system, Colorado Bureau of Investigations officials have performed only about 13,600 reviews considered a result of the new law — about 7 percent of the estimated first year total.

via APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate – Yahoo News.

The article goes on to say that the original estimate was based on the infamous “40 percent of gun sales nationwide are made by private sellers and thus not subject to background checks. ” so-called study so what we probably have here is a case of GIGO not unexpected in cases like this.

Then again it may just be people not giving two craps about the law and conducting business without telling the State they are doing it…you know…like Free Citizens.

F’ them if they can’t take a joke.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “Colorado New Gun law not giving the numbers promised.”
  1. Given most of the county sheriffs in Colorado(including the ones for both Bluesun’s county and mine) told Hickenlooper “We’re not enforcing that law…”

  2. This is what happens when get your info from Bloomberg and the gun hating Brady shills. We have always known the 40% number was plain bullshit. I’m also sure you are right that a lot of gun owners are saying no. If I was going to sell a gun to someone I knew, I wouldn’t be worried about a background check. I think that a bunch of them are going to pay a price come November.

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