News

Virginia’s Gun Sales Fail To Keep Pace With 2013

Virginia’s Gun Sales Fail To Keep Pace With 2013

Photo: clipart.com

Virginia’s gun sales have hit a slump after three consecutive years of growth. The Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting the State Police did background checks for more than 219,000 transactions during the first seven months of this year. That represents a 23% decline from the January through July period last year. A professor at Virginia Commonwealth University says 2014 can still be the second biggest year for gun sales in the state’s history.

Latest Stories

in National, World

Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

21-overlay13

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

in National

When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

congressmcconnell

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

in Music

Paul McCartney drawings among Beatles auction

mccartney

The sketches, which are expected to fetch more than $16,000, feature line portraits of three figures who look like members of the band, and were found in an attic by the seller.