It’s not just Toilet paper, water, and food; gun stores throughout the country are now seeing major ammo shortages and long lines of people waiting to purchase firearms in fear of what could come during a nationwide Coronavirus shut down.
Most are looking for protections from looters and possible social unrest; some are worried they won’t be able to find guns or ammo should all businesses be forced to shut down; others are worried what draconian measures could be put in place in the name of protecting the public.
Gun shops are busy like Grocery stores! Rifles and ammo selling the most. All 556 and 223 are gone. Very little 9mm was left but I was able to grab some for my mom. @LasVegasLocally @VitalVegas pic.twitter.com/uUVCsa9tF9— Adrian Hernandez (@AYE_DREE_AN) March 16, 2020
Ammo all gone? pic.twitter.com/eV7V45hMlz— Jaysee (@Mack_Gretzky) March 16, 2020
Even the ammo shelves at Academy are empty. pic.twitter.com/SW4bYFd23C— Just Stan the Digital Soldier (@stanfireman1) March 16, 2020
This is what the ammo shelves look like at academy in Conroe Texas. pic.twitter.com/kC8AZ2LWoU— Kirk Smith 🇺🇸 – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@SavingAmerica4U) March 16, 2020
cabelas ammo in Arizona pic.twitter.com/wlIu1NwRL8— Autumn Dennee (@AutumnDennee) March 16, 2020
Prepare for Coronavirus Chaos
If you can, I would avoid stores for a while — especially the gun since we have heard reports that some of them are attracting the wrong crowds. If you need supplies try to order them online — if you can find them. Many retailers have started limiting even online orders, and Amazon is out of large amounts of grocery products. But if you can, I would see what you can find online and use services like Amazon Pantry, Amazon Fresh, Bulk Emergency Foods, or Amazon Grocery.