Colorado residents set a new record for gun background check requests in a single day over the weekend in the wake of a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Denver Post reports:
The surge following the massacre was so massive it overwhelmed the system, Medina said. So many background checks were submitted the process that normally usually takes minutes turned into wait times of more than 12 hours.
"We had to call in extra staff,"Medina said. "The wait times were high."
Saturday morning the wait time on a check was a little more than 15 minutes. By Sunday, it was 18 hours, Medina said.
Medina said Monday the backlog meant wait times of about 19 hours.