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Feb 14, 2013 10:10 PM by Connie Murphy

Wait time for Colorado gun background check fall

DENVER (AP) - The wait for Colorado gun buyers to get a required background check has fallen to less than three days.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/Ukaj1h ) the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's InstaCheck staff said Thursday that the backlog of checks waiting to be done has fallen from an average of 10,000 applications in the queue to about 2,600. CBI spokesman Karl Wilmes says staffing resources have been temporarily shifted to help reduce the backlog.

The check once took less than an hour on average, but the wait time soared along with requests for background checks after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December. At one point, the wait was more than nine days.

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