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Old December 28, 2012, 08:31 AM   #30
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
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The guy shared that there is a "estimated wait" counter on Colorado's web-based system that had been pegged at 99 hours for three days. The software wasn't designed to go higher. Backlog count (remember they're plowing through tons a day as this number is going up, and a friend says they've pulled staff from all over the place), close to 11,000.
Yowza! The federal NICS system was pretty bad last week as well, but not like that.

Still, we had a few days when checks simply weren't going through. Hold times were upwards of 45 minutes at some points, and at others, we were told by operators to call back the following day.

In the whole time the NICS system has been active, I've never seen anything like that.
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