Sales of rifles, rifles, pistols, revolvers, as well as their ammunition, have soared five-fold over the past few weeks
While experts warned that by May one hundred million people could become infected with the coronavirus in the USA, in a panic because of the proliferation of the new coronavirus, Americans began to massively buy firearms, ammunition and all kinds of вЂњsurvival kitsвЂќ. This was reported by Fox News.
вЂњI sold 12 pistols in two hours,вЂќ Gabriel Vaughn, the owner of a California arms store, quoted the television channel as saying.
Sales of rifles, rifles, pistols, revolvers, as well as their ammunition, have soared five-fold over the past few weeks, he said.
вЂњWhenever people donвЂ™t feel safe, arms sales go up,вЂќ Vaughn added.
In some places, long lines line up at gun shops, people stand for hours, Fox News said.
As the Americans themselves explain, they fear that because of a pandemic, law enforcement forces will cease to function normally in the country, the channel emphasizes.
вЂњIf our policemen get infected, who will patrol the streets, who will protect us? I donвЂ™t want to be robbed. We need to protect ourselves and our families,вЂќ said one of the buyers in an arms store in California.
Fearing that an outbreak caused by a coronavirus disease will interrupt the food supply chain to stores, residents also buy dry rations and survival kits.
вЂњPeople want them to have stocks on hand if food supplies are cut off,вЂќ store manager Joe Mason quoted Fox News as saying.
As CNN noted on Sunday, citing estimates from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the United States increased to 3,482, and 65 people died.
Note that the UK government predicts that the epidemic of the disease caused by the new coronavirus will last until next spring and may lead to hospitalization of 7.9 million people in Britain.