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Virginia gun sales set new record

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Virginia has set a new record when it comes to gun sales.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, gun transactions totaled a little over 432,000 last year.

That's quite a jump from 321,000 in 2011. The commonwealth's surging gun sales outpaced the nation as a whole.

The jump could be due in part to the repeal of the state's one-handgun-per-month law, and fears of increased gun restrictions after December's school massacre in Connecticut. 

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