Coronavirus-related rise in gun sales continue: Online firearm retailer
Brownells, Inc. Co-Chairman Pete Brownell says there’s been an ‘unbelievable demand’ for guns in recent months.
The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a sharp increase in gun sales to the extent that there’s now a supply shortage in ammunition, Brownells, Inc. co-chairman Pete Brownell told FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.”
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Brownell said the industry recorded a 90% spike in firearm sales since mid-March, which continues to surge especially in urban areas. Ammo sales have increased by 30%.
“We could receive truckloads of nine-millimeter [and] we can sell it in hours where it used to take weeks – weeks to a month,” he said.
THIS YEAR'S GUN SALES HAVE ALREADY OUTPACED 2019'S TOTAL, RESEARCH SHOWS