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    Va. gun sales set record on Black Friday -- "McAuliffe" effect

    Virginia gun sales set record on Black Friday
    Virginia gun sales set a new high for Black Friday as the number of firearms sold statewide continues to soar and is just days away from setting an annual record.

    Gun transactions in Virginia totaled 3,902 on Black Friday, a 1.2 percent increase over the previous record of 3,856 transactions on the same day in 2012, according to the latest Virginia State Police figures of mandatory criminal-background checks of gun buyers.

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    Thomas R. Baker, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government Affairs who specializes in research methods and criminology theory, said it will be interesting to see if concerns about gun control have subsided after the defeat of the national gun legislation proposed this year, and if that “will lead to smaller increases of annual gun sales in years to come.”

    However, Baker noted that the election of Democrat Terry McAuliffe as governor could be a driving force for additional year-end gun sales in Virginia.

    “If McAuliffe proposes any state-level gun legislation, we could see another surge in sales similar to those in response to fears about national gun control legislation,” Baker said.
    Oh boy, a Tech Gun Surge!

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    It is putting a real strain on me to attempt to keep up with the one hand gun a month requirement. Seems like McAwfull teaming with Bloomie has banded whole neighborhoods together to take up the slack.

    More and more people are responding positively to the call to provide for their own safety, teaching the younger generation to hunt, and adding to their collections. We are a diverse and powerful lobby. This negativity from the executive manor will only make us stronger.

    See you all Lobby Day.

    BTW - we have an OC dinner this coming Tuesday in Richmond - join us and get the rest of the stories.
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    Jesus told me to buy a gun ! *****
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Jesus told me to buy a gun ! *****
    You came to Virginia to buy a gun or was that just a crude novelty post?
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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