Report: Gun Sales Up in Colorado Since Movie Theater Shooting

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM EDT

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Report: Gun Sales Up in Colorado Since Movie Theater Shooting

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM EDT

Gun sales are on the rise in Colorado in the aftermath of last week's movie theater shooting at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora.

According to the Denver Post, Colorado Bureau of Investigation background checks for those wishing the purchase guns was up 43 percent during the time period from last Friday through Sunday, compared to the same three days the week before.

Read the Denver Post report HERE.