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Gun Sales Reach All-Time High in Virginia

According to number of background checks, by State Police.

Gun sales reached an all-time high in Virginia in 2013, according to State Police. (Photo: Susan Larson/Patch)
Gun sales reached an all-time high in Virginia in 2013, according to State Police. (Photo: Susan Larson/Patch)
By Susan Larson

Sales of guns in Virginia reached nearly 480,000 in 2013, according to Virginia State Police reports 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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