Errors in Colorado's background check system
But the system — federal or local — is only as good as the data placed in it. About 58.8 percent of denials that were appealed in Colorado were overturned. Between 2000 and 2009, 31.9 percent of 17,355 denials were appealed.
Point-of-contact states during the period denied 2.1 percent of applicants. Of those who appealed, 43.8 percent were reversed. Among states that use only the FBI's NICS, 1.4 percent of applications were denied and 30.1 percent of appeals were overturned, according to Justice Department statistics. . . .
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