Colorado gun sales hit new high on Black Friday

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 6:35 PM
Mike Cummings with the Centennial Gun Club points out features on a long gun to customer Jim Collier of Centennial last year.

Black Friday was the biggest day ever for Colorado gun sellers.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation processed 4,779 background checks last Friday, a 10.4 percent increase over the same day last year. CBI says it need 41 employees working 10-hour and longer shifts to handle the workload.

Black Friday is typically the busiest day of the year for most retailers, and gun stores are no different. Many manufacturers and stores offer discounts to lure in buyers for what is often a high-priced purchase.

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