Gun Sales Spike In Metro Detroit as COVID-19 Spreads

March 20, 2020, 7:33 AM


Grocery stores and cleaning supply companies aren't the only businesses benefiting from the coronavirus crisis.

Guns and ammunition are selling like toilet paper, writes George Hunter of The Detroit News, who explains:

Driving the frenzy are concerns that criminals will take advantage of relaxed police enforcement of low-level misdemeanors, that people will become violent if forcibly quarantined, and that gun sales will be banned, vendors and customers say.

"It's been insane," says William Kucyk, owner of Action Impact Firearm Range and Training Center in Southfield and Eastpointe. "People are panicking, buying guns and ammo as fast as we can put it on the shelves.

"Customers have been lined up at the door before we open for the past five days. We're doing 10 times more business than normal.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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