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Colorado GOP cries foul over ‘misleading’ gun-sale background check data

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Colorado GOP cries foul over ‘misleading’ gun-sale background check data

Republicans are criticizing Colorado Bureau of Investigations data that tracks the number of background checks done on private gun sales since a new law expanded the number of reviews required.
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The GOP failed last month in an effort to repeal the law that added online and private-seller transactions to a list of mandated checks.

During debate on the repeal attempt, CBI Director Ron Sloan said 6,200 checks were done on “private transfers that were covered under HB1229.”

Democrats sized on that figure in rejecting the repeal attempt, saying it showed that the law was working. Republicans, however, said the number was misleading.

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