Online Ammunition Sales Skyrocket As Americans Prep For Potential Quarantines

Sandy Malone

Ammo.com reported their ammunition sales were up more than 100% in multiple states since Feb. 23.

Harvey, LA - Americans are stocking up on bullets along with toilet paper and hand sanitizer in anticipation of coronavirus spreading into their communities, and one ammunition company announced Friday that it has seen an increase in sales of over 100 percent in multiple states.

Louisiana-based Ammo.com announced on March 6 that the company had seen 68 percent increase in transactions since Feb. 23, when the U.S. media began reporting extensively on the threat to people in the United States, FOX News reported.

"We know certain things impact ammo sales, mostly political events or economic instability when people feel their rights may end up infringed, but this is our first experience with a virus leading to such a boost in sales,” Ammo.com marketing manager Alex Horsman said in a statement.

"But it makes sense,” Horsman added. “A lot of our customers like to be prepared. And for many of them, it's not just facemasks and TheraFlu. It's knowing that no matter what happens, they can keep themselves and their families safe."

Ammo.com said that four states had seen ammunition sales spikes of greater than 100 percent, FOX News reported.

North Carolina has had the biggest jump in ammunition purchases at 179 percent.

Just two states south, Georgia citizens have also been stocking up at a rate 169 percent, according to FOX News.

Ammunition sales to Pennsylvania are up 140 percent and Texas ammunition sales are up 128 percent, according to Ammo.com.

Florida’s ammunition sales are up 76 percent, Illinois is up 67 percent, New York is up 48 percent, and Ohio is up 40 percent, FOX News reported.

Ammo.com also broke down the sales by ammunition type and brand.

The sale of 40-caliber Smith & Wesson bullets was up 410 percent and the sale of 9 mm bullets was up 101 percent, FOX News reported.

Ammo.com said their sales of .223 rounds, the ammunition mostly commonly used in AR-15 type rifles, were up 194 percent.

Sales of 7.62x39 ammunition, most commonly used in the AK-47 and its variations, were up 101 percent, FOX News reported.

Ammo.com said that MBI brand ammunition has been the most popular, with a jump in sales of 179 percent.

Federal brand ammunition was close behind with an increase of 176 percent in sales, FOX News reported.

Fiocchi, Remington, Winchester, and PMC ammunition all saw spikes over more than 100 percent, too, according to Ammo.com.

Comments (11)
HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

Defend your homes against looters and virus carriers, that's the best we can do when this virus is everywhere.

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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IS UPON US!

People really are going nuts over this coronavirus shit. Granted many industries will be affected until it runs its course. Normally, I would laugh at the idea of prepping, but after seeing that entire neighborhood quarantined in California and people eating spoiled food on the cruise ship, I ain't laughing any more.

The unfortunate reality is, people are doing the same fucking thing they did which sparked the Great Depression. I knew it was only a matter of time before the Coronavirus panic reared its ugly head here at BLM.

The good news is there are too many safeguards in place to cause runs on banks and the financial system is as strong as ever. Sure the stock market is dropping like an anchor, but buying gold until the dust settles is easy enough. Lest anyone forget ...

"On Oct. 9, 2007, the Dow hit its pre-recession high and closed at 14,164.53.4 By March 5, 2009, it had dropped more than 50% to 6,594.44."

In the Great Depression the Dow lost 90% of its value.

Interestingly enough, the best advice I got about this coming recession, is from a guy who single handedly caused one! Michael Milken predicts this recession will be a "mild one".

I have to believe that, because in no other time in history were we in such a position of power. I'm talking about our shale oil reserves. The US has more oil (in shale) than all the rest of the world combined TIMES ONE THOUSAND.

The gas war started by Russia and OPEC is going to help us in two ways. One, it will lower prices like crazy at the pump. Two it will make the US that much more powerful an energy giant in the future.

So much for the gas war affecting the economy.

As to the Coronavirus, it will fizzle out in probably 4 or 5 months. The thing most people don't realize is the deaths for those infected and under 60 years old is crazy low...

Percentage of deaths by age group:
90+ years old: 6% of deaths
80 - 89 years old: 42% of deaths
70 - 79 years old: 35% of deaths
60 - 69 years old: 16% of deaths
60 and below 1% of deaths.

Even if everyone on earth gets infected, the deaths will be insignificant. As you can see most of the deaths are of people who have lived past the average life expectancy.

The death rate of the coronavirus is 3 to 4%.

So, to put it another way, if EVERYBODY gets infected, only 3.5% will die and if you are under 60 only 1% of that 3% which is only 3 in 10,000. Your chances of getting struck by lightning is literally better than that! (1 in 3000 during a lifetime)

Stanracer
Stanracer

In Canada people are hoarding toilet paper. Wait...what?? In the US people are hoarding ammunition???? Go figure. Lots of nutjobs out there.

wallywoo3
wallywoo3

Gotta have AMMO to protect all that toilet paper....someone just might break in and steal your stash....

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I have also been reading about a near 30% drop in Corona Beer sales and a near 20% increase is computer virus protection because of the Corona Virus. Nothing surprises me anymore.


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