You may wonder what the connection is if you haven’t thought of buying a weapon. But believe it or not, Americans are acquiring more arms amid the coronavirus, according to Pawn Shop owners from all corners of the country.
And the possible reasons may stir mixed reactions, but that’s the status quo and everyone should be aware!
The theory looks far-fetched but it has raised gun sales significantly so here is a synopsis of it;
Because COVID-19 has persisted, its effects have extended beyond health and death cases. Many citizens have lost their jobs amid the crises (or taken an unanticipated break from their daily jobs).
So some US citizens fear these “affected low income individuals” may turn rogue and try to rob them.
As a result, pawn shops that stock guns like Brown Loans are selling more guns than before.
“March firearm sales went up 20 percent,” according to Steve Burnsides the owner of Brown Loans.
Mr. Burnsides ties the increase in firearm purchase to COVID-19. He is the source of our theory above.
“I wouldn’t say afraid I think they just want to be able to protect what they have and I mean what they have is their family everything else can be replaced,” said Steve.
“For the first time, I’m seeing many newbie firearm owners walk into my store.”
No wonder demand is almost exceeding supply at Brown Loans. While it is easy to sell guns than anything, Steve says it is difficult to make replacements and ammo is getting difficult to acquire.
“Our prices are high but that’s only because I’m getting charged high we only make very little like two dollars a box is all we’re making, and as far as the firearms yes we’re having a hard time keeping them on the shelf usually I have two or three shelves full I’ve got one full,” said Burnsides.
Are you buying one?
So do you think getting armed for presumed post-corona effects is a good idea, and are you buying one?
Author Bio: Blair Thomas has been a music producer, bouncer, sceenwriter and for over a decade has been the proud Co-Founder of eMerchantBroker, and provider for the best payment gateway for gunbrokers. He has climbed in the Himalayas, survived a hurricane, and lived on a gold mine in the Yukon. He currently calls Thailand his home with a lifetime collection of his favorite books.