- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Old Dominion has a renewed love for guns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Virginia Firearms Transaction Center recorded 80,228 transactions in March, the Richmond Times-Dispatch first reported Monday.

Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting recently provided similar data on a national scale: a record-setting 2.5 million guns were sold in March.

Virginia’s gun sales constitute a 75% spike over the same month last year, whereas the national numbers reflect an 85% surge.

The previous record for Virginia gun sales came in December 2012, Associated Press reported Tuesday.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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