Colorado HB 10-1391


May 18, 2010, 11:44 AM

For some odd reason, Colorado funds their own background check system for Brady Law compliance. Rather than run the NICS check through the FBI, dealers here have to use the InstaCheck system performed by CBI. It's a waste of Colorado's money, but it also is horribly inferior to the NICS system.

In other states that use the NICS check, the process is lightning fast. Here in Colorado, the wait varies from several minutes, to hours. It is contingent upon the demand that is tasking the system, and during high activity periods, this process takes unacceptably long. The fastest InstaCheck that I've ever had was about 17 minutes; the longest took hours. Imagine being an at-home licensee doing transfers.:banghead:

From what I understand, Colorado's use of CBI and InstaCheck will expire July of this year. I believe that would then free us up to the default FBI/NICS system. But, HB10-1391 is on the governor's desk to permanently use the current system. It's an inferior system, a waste of time and money.

Coloradoans, please contact Bill Ritter and urge him to veto this bill and eliminate this specific waste in Colorado's budget. You can contact him via the link below.

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William Lee
June 23, 2010, 04:25 PM
Good idea, I think I'll do just that after work today. Way to keep us informed. I was taken aback when I had my marlin sent back to the factory after the extractor blew off after the 4th round fired through it brand new. The gun show made me do another background check when I showed up to pick up the fixed gun. Told me to wait 15 minutes, but it wasn't finished until an hour and a half later.

June 28, 2010, 02:34 PM
If you ship the gun to have repair work done and have it shipped back to teh same address you do not have to go through an FFL

I always considered the Colorado system to be a kind of double jeapordy. Your stuff goes through their system and the national system. Ritter will sign off on it purely based off the income it has generated since the new federal administration took over and gun sales skyrocketed.

June 28, 2010, 02:36 PM
If you are not a member and live in Colorado, look up RMGO. They are pretty active about keeping up with stuff in Colorado and will keep you informed. Plus if you go for a paid membership the money goes towards pestering the state government on your behalf.

A. Mann a gun
June 28, 2010, 04:43 PM
I was around when the FBI used to do our back ground checks they are so bad at getting bad people with restraining orders into there computers that this happen.
I wrote a letter to the Governor Owens asking he to go back to allowing CBI to do the back ground checks as they are more thorough.
Just in case the link doesn't work short story.
the FBI lets a man with a restraning order buy a gun acouple hours after he buys the gun he shows up at a police sation and does a death by cop number. They find the mans three dead daughters in his truck. He killed them with the gun the FBI let him get. Three days latter CBI is doing the back ground checks again. The FBI had only been doing Colorados checks for a few months.

June 28, 2010, 08:06 PM
they should do away w/ that onerous crap anyway PERIOD

June 28, 2010, 11:09 PM
I live in colorado and i did the background check it wasnt bad took all of 10 minutes before i walked out with my new rifle. If the system wastes money and does have its kinks count me in to get rid of it, i am not apart of any colorado politcal movement of any sorts, and id be interested in hearing about some good orgnazations that help my rights, dont wanna hijack this thread so please send PM if possible.

July 1, 2010, 05:57 PM
I wrote a letter to the Governor Owens asking he to go back to allowing CBI...
This was a pointless action. It made zero difference in the scheme of preventing 'gun crime'.

The InstaCheck by CBI costs 1.7million to fund.

The state of Colorado is broke.

Had CBI denied Simon Gonzales at point of purchase, his family would still be dead today.

When a restraining order stops or doesn't stop a gun sale, it is because the issuing state kept their records more thoroughly than the next. It has nothing to do with the FBI's process, abilities, or proficiency. If a state can't supply the FBI with its data, the FBI can't conjure it up out of nowhere.

Anyway, this was signed into law several days ago.

Art Eatman
July 1, 2010, 06:13 PM
Closed per OP request.

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