Black Friday means surge in background checks for people buying guns

By the end of Black Friday, 3,804 checks had been processed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, according to the bureau's social media updates.

The shopping day after Thanksgiving is the busiest for the unit that processes the gun checks, according to officials.

"We definitely have been busy today and expected to be even busier through the weekend," said Richard Taylor, manager of Firing Line, an Aurora gun store.

Although the volume was high, fewer applications were processed Friday than on Black Friday of 2012, when more than 4,000 applications were processed — in part due to the massive backlog from weeks of soaring gun sales.

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