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Virginia Sets Black Friday Record -- In Gun Sales

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“Seeing a slight increase in gun sales over the Black Friday weekend from 2012 to 2013 is not surprising given the pattern of increasing gun sales we’ve seen over the past six or seven years,” Thomas Baker, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government Affairs, told the Times-Dispatch.

Total firearm sales in Virginia rose 101 percent from 2006 to 2012, according to estimates, although the Times-Dispatch notes that exact sales of firearms are not recorded or reported by the state.