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Virus fears fuel spike in sales of guns and ammunition


March 17, 2020

Lisa Marie Pane – Associated Press

This image taken March 14, 2020, shows a nearly empty display shelf for ammunition at the Sportsmen's Warehouse in Meridian, Idaho. A sign at the store alerted customers that the store was limiting the number of firearms and ammunition that people could buy in a given day.

BOISE, Idaho - The world's largest gun store, in metro Atlanta, has had lines that are six and eight people deep. A gun store in Los Angeles had lines that stretched down the block. And at least one store in Idaho put limits on sales after its shelves were nearly cleared out.

Just as grocery stores have been stripped bare by Americans panicked by coronavirus, guns and ammunition have started flying off the shelves. Retailers say the buying frenzy is being fueled by consumers who are worried that people are becoming so desperate and unpredictable, they need to ensure they can protect themselves.


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