David Keene, NRA president, blasts Colorado gun checks system

Screen Shot 2013-02-07 at 9.23.43 PMI read this in the Denver Post tonight: National Rifle Association President David Keene called Colorado’s backlogged system for gun background checks an unreasonable burden on a citizen’s right to bear arms and addressed the matter with Gov. John Hickenlooper when the two met privately Thursday.

“If I were a Colorado resident, and told I had to wait an undetermined period of time to buy a gun, I would go to court,” Keene told The Denver Post Thursday before the meeting.

The checks, which federal law says should take Screen Shot 2013-02-07 at 9.24.48 PMno longer than three business days, have taken as long as nine days to begin processing since the mid-December shooting in Connecticut and the wait continues to average about seven days in the queue.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is facing questions over its inability to meet the three-day federal gun background check mandate — told The Post on Tuesday it would have the state’s Attorney General review its policy for processing the checks.  Read more here.

The above video is an interview that Denver Post Editor, Greg Moore conducted with David Keene tonight.

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