"It's absolutely ridiculous how many people are buying guns," said Tim McFarland, an employee at K-5 Arms Exchange, less than 25 miles from Newtown, in a Dec. 20 story in The Daily Beast Dec. 20. "Customers have been packing the store since the weekend. It's just astronomical. We sold out of assault rifles yesterday." The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says it set a new record for single-day background check submittals this past weekend. Background checks that normally take minutes turned into wait times of more than 12 hours, CBI spokeswoman Susan Medina told the Denver Post.