It Was A Record Black Friday For Colorado Gun Dealers

December 1, 2016

Colorado gun stores set a record for Black Friday sales. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation reported that 4,329 firearm purchases passed through the state’s background check system. That’s a 5 percent increase over 2015.

The checks on Black Friday, November 25, also marked a record number of requests for a single day on the CBI InstaCheck system.

Chart: CBI Black Friday Totals Comparisons 2011-2016courtesy Colorado Bureau of Investigation
This CBI-provided graph shows Colorado’s Black Friday statistics dating back to 2011.

The gun market usually heats up during the holiday buying season, but 2016 was already shaping up to be a great sales year. So far, gun sales are up 15 percent. Dealers reported that the election was helping drive sales.

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