Skip to comments.Virginia Sets Record Gun Sales on Black Friday
Posted on 12/04/2013 6:59:37 AM PST by markomalley
Virginia gun sales reached a new record for number of firearms sold on Black Friday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
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.
The Black Friday numbers helped boost Virginias overall gun transactions to 429,154 through the end of November, or 17.5 percent more than during the same period last year, Virginia Firearms Transaction Center data show.
With an additional 2,539 transactions processed during the first two days of December, Virginia will easily surpass last years record of 432,387 transactions. As of Monday, the state had processed 431,693 transactions, just 694 shy of the record.
An assistant professor at Virginia Common Wealth University told the Times-Dispatch that the recent election of Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor could be a driving force behind gun sales. A push for new national gun control legislation could also be driving sales.
Virginia is set to reach a new annual record.
Now if we can just get the Virginia gun owners to show up at the polls every once in awhile.
McAuliffe will not succeed with his fantasy about NY-style gun control here in VA. Not with a GOP supermajority in the House. Ditto for most of the rest of his nefarious agenda.
Fine. More guns sold.
Now what about ammunition?
The last lead smelter for bullets has been shutdown as a backdoor action for gun control. Without bullets a gun is a paperweight.
+ = unlimited supply.
The lead smelter in MO did not produce lead that would end up in ammunition. Ammo makers use lead which is recovered from other industries, mainly old car batteries. With a few million cars coming into the country from overseas every year, each with a battery filled with lead, there is a supply source still intact. For now.
People are arming up for a reason. That “reason” in my opinion is that the coming COLLAPSE of ObamaCare is going to cause a panic among enough people in this nation whose family members are gravely ill now but then prematurely die when Obamacare collapses. Normally tranquil, docile and peaceful, but now panicked people, men and women, are going to turn violent particularly when Medicaid patients by the millions are turned away. and some of their family members start dying. The Medicaid patients will lead the charge. And there are millions of them!
Plus, I think when Pissed off Americans hit the streets they will make Greece and Ukraine riots look like a child’s birthday party. We have a completely different cultural mindset about government and we are armed to the teeth. No normal Riot Squad will be able to face them. Then what!?
If the man would allow metal detecting at Civil War Battlefields, there is probably a million minnie balls on the Gettysburg battlefield alone.
Last summer, hubby and I were eating at a Mexican restaurant in Tucson, and one of the waiters was telling a customer about how he makes his own bullets. They were going to get together so he could show the other guy. It was quite a conversation. They were also discussing shooting ranges.
Well now. That sounds like a good reason to come up with a green alternative to lead in a car battery. Something that is renewable and organic, like a corn-based material. That way we won't have icky lead coming into our country. That should be good for a $600,000,000 research grant from the Departments of Ag and Transportation. $20,000,000 for some sham of research, $50,000,000 to the DNC and the rest to my account in the Bahamas.
There is a lot of danger involved with using lead-acid battery plates as a bullet-casting material. It may indeed become a last-ditch necessity, but I urge everyone to do their homework before making an attempt to melt that stuff.
I know where there are lots of old shooting ranges dating back to WWII. I used to get lots of lead from there. I know where there are several abandoned police ranges with lots of recoverable lead. OK, you need a shovel and a gold pan, but then lead might be as valuable as gold one of these days.
I would love to find a supply of Winchester .22LR cartridges right now. I have a gun that will not jam on Winchester .22s. It chokes on all other.
I was walking into a Walmart on Monday(after Black Friday) and heard two employees talking on radio about how they sold over 100 guns over the weekend.(I’m in VA)
Go to a public gun range and rake the leaves. Sad it has come to that to get lead.
Lead is extremely important in clean nuke plants. It is what Japan should have used.
What difference does it make? Here comes the woman vote for Hillary care... and this time McCain will not leaving her on her own, no, the Gop is ready to preconcede everything happening bad on themselves.
Yes but the smelter that turns the lead into bullets has been shut down by the EPA according to a recent report. The shutdown was viewed as backdoor gun control.
In other words, there will be protests in the streets bigtime.
Will not happen. Hillary be in a new job, called grandmother by then.