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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Virginia Sets Record for Single Day Firearm Background Checks on Saturday

Yahoo News reports today that this past weekend, Virginia recorded a spike of 42% over the same Saturday sales last year.
On Saturday, Virginia state police fielded 4,166 requests for background checks, a 42 percent increase from the same Saturday last year and the highest number of transactions received in a single day since the program was implemented in 1989. Sunday's 1,828 background checks in Virginia represented a 43 percent increase from a year ago. Colorado also set a one-day record for background checks on Saturday with 4,200, the highest number since the program began in 1999.
One Virginia firearm dealer said he saw huge sales in modern sporting rifles and "high-capacity magazines."

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