Jan. 3, 2014
Virginia gun sales increased by nearly 11 percent and reached an all-time high in 2013.
State Police logged background checks for nearly 480,000 gun transactions last year, topping the old record of a little more than 432,000 set in 2012.
Transactions were up 115.8 percent in January, 38.5 percent for February, 41 percent in March and 28.4 percent in April.
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