Coronavirus fears fuel surge in gun, ammunition sales

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Coronavirus fears in Rockland County are fueling a surge in gun and ammunition sales.

"With the uncertainty I think people just are grabbing at anything they can, and guns and ammo will be one of those,” says gun buyer Jennifer Ghahari.

Victor Pucci runs a firearm business from his home, and says sales are now 10 times from what it was. He says some are worried about a lack of civil services as places seem to be closing all around.

"There are people that are worried and they want to protect themselves their families and they have that right,” says Pucci.

Other shops within the county say they sell about one firearm a day on average.  Now, some stores have seen at least 25 firearms clearing their shelves in just the past few days.

Many gun shop owners say there is no need to panic and that this, too, shall pass.
 

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