CBI Requests $500,000 to Help It Reduce Background Check Backlog
CBI--The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, has requested an additional $500,000 in funding to help it reduce the current backlog of background check for those purchasing a firearm in the State of Colorado.
I had earlier shared that, prior to this unprecedented surge, I have been able to get my background check done (when making a gun purchase) in 20-30 minutes. The Denver Post today reported that the prior average wait time was about 23 minutes.
Currently, there are 11,000 background checks waiting to be cleared. Last week, it had been reported that wait times were up to 100 hours. Now, they are stating that people can expect up to one full week for their background check to be completed.
CBI says that they are trying as hard as they can to get the checks done but they are just overwhelmed.