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Gun Sales In Virginia Jumped To All-Time High In 2013

Virginia gun sales increased by nearly 11 percent and reached an all-time high in 2013.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Virginia State Police logged background checks for nearly 480,000 gun transactions last year, topping the old record of just over 432,000 set the year before. State police began doing the criminal background checks in late 1989.

Police said gun sales were especially brisk early in the year. Transactions for the first four months were up 115.8 percent, 38.5 percent, 41 percent and 28.4 percent.

Gun sales on Black Friday also set a record, but overall sales in November and December dipped from 2012 sales for those months.

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