In order to prepare for the volume of Firearm Sales expected on 11/27/15, the CBI Firearms InstaCheck Unit will be taking the following action to ensure we provide Colorado Federal Firearm Licensees and Firearm Purchasers with the timeliest, most accurate, efficient and professional customer service possible:
*All InstaCheck Staff are required to work this day.
*Firearm Appeals & Concealed Handgun Permit applications will not be processed on Friday 11/27/15.
*InstaCheck staff will be coming in early to start processing all after-hour Internet checks starting at 2:30 A.M. Friday 11/27/15.
*Phone Checks will be processed starting at 9:00 A.M. Friday, 11/27/15.
*In an effort to reduce extended wait times due to the volume of checks expected on Black Friday, ALL FFL calls for phone checks will go directly to voicemail.
*FFLs will leave their name, last five numbers of their FFL and phone number.
*InstaCheck Examiners will be frequently checking voicemail and returning calls to run these background checks throughout the day.
*Please refrain from making multiple phone calls for the same background check.
*Once the volume of background checks returns to a normal level, FFLs will be able to once again call in checks directly to our InstaCheck Examiners.
*Licensed FFLs may begin to submit after-hour Internet checks starting at 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, 11/25/15.
*Licensed FFLs will still be able to submit after-hour Internet checks during this time.
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CBI Firearms InstaCheck Staff
CBI InstaCheck Staff
If the sale of a firearm originates from your business inventory, then it is a dealer sale. If the sale involves the attempted transfer of a firearm by an unlicensed person, private seller or private vendor, then it must be processed in accordance with *ATF procedure 2013-1* and *State Law CRS 18-12-112*. If during the attempted transfer, the original seller does not relinquish possession of the firearm to the FFL and the buyer is subsequently denied, there is no requirement to run a background check on the original owner and they may leave the business premises with the firearm and the transaction will not be entered into the bound book.
CBI InstaCheck Staff
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In response to recent inquiries made by Colorado FFLs related to the implementation of HB 13-1228, the following updates are being provided:
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) InstaCheck Unit would like to take a moment to provide a quick update related to the status of the firearm legislation signed into law on March 20, 2013.
With the recent passage of firearm bills during the 2013 legislative session, the CBI is working to create processes to address the implementation of those laws. Specifically, the CBI is creating the framework for conducting universal background checks, and the process by which fees will be collected related to firearms transfers in the state.
We understand this is a new process for everyone involved, and we will work with you to address these challenges moving forward. Our goal is to provide frequent communication and updates in the coming days and weeks related to these issues to make this transition as effortless as possible.
As stated earlier, HB-1228 went into effect on March 20, 2013. It requires a $10.00 fee to be collected during the sale of a firearm in Colorado. We are currently finalizing the system by which you will be required to collect the fee and remit the payment to the State of Colorado. That information will be provided through this message board, the CBI InstaCheck Web Site and other means.
Universal background checks (HB1229) states private sales of firearms are subject to a background check conducted by a licensed firearms dealer. This law will go into effect on July 1, 2013.
Again, CBI will continue to coordinate with FFLs throughout the state as processes are finalized. We greatly appreciate your patience as we move forward. The CBI InstaCheck Unit also plans to provide updates involving these laws on our public web site (www.cbi.state.co.us) in the coming days and weeks.
The following lists some of the frequently asked questions already posed to CBI.
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