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.
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.