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GUN SALES Gun show arrests rise for would-be buyers

Percentage who are charged after being denied sales more than doubles in Va.

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Gun sales in Virginia database

Gun sales in Virginia database

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:22 am, Sat Apr 19, 2014.

The proportion of people being denied permission to buy firearms at Virginia gun shows who then are arrested has been increasing over the past two years, a pattern that one local criminologist said should please gun control and gun rights supporters alike.

2011 2012 2013
Total transactions 34,501 51,448 43,497
Denials 359 380 263
VSP arrests 38 47 71
Investigations initiated* 30 45 30
Gun shows 70 67 65

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