Gun Sales Reach All Time High in Virginia

Transactions up more than 10 percent from 2012, State Police report.

Guns.  Photo by Susan Larson.
Guns. Photo by Susan Larson.
Sales of guns in Virginia reached nearly 480,000 in 2013, according to Virginia State Police numbers of mandatory criminal-background checks of gun buyers released Jan. 2.

"Gun transactions in Virginia totaled 479,253 for the year, a 10.8 percent increase over the previous record of 432,387 transactions in 2012," the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

That is the highest yearly volume of firearm transactions since the inception of Virginia’s background check program on Nov. 1, 1989, according to State Police.

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Mr. Reality January 04, 2014 at 06:37 PM
That is because people are afraid the few liberal counties near DC will dictate how the entire state must live. VA is becoming Maryland and that is too bad.
tojo January 05, 2014 at 12:41 PM
This is a very "Good" thing. It's "Time to take America back from the animals." If you get my drift.


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