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Demand for weapons rises in the US due to epidemic

Demand for weapons rises in the US due to epidemic

One online store reported revenue growth of 309%

Arms sales increase as police departments are forced to cut operations due to a new outbreak of coronavirus.

The United States recorded a significant increase in sales of firearms amid the spread of coronavirus. This was reported by ABC.

People line up near gun stores or buy weapons online. For example, in February, the online store ammo.com reported revenue growth of 309% and transaction growth of 222%. A business group calls these sales “unprecedented.”

In Virginia, according to the police, which checks the personal data of potential owners of weapons, the number of purchase requests in January increased by 86% compared to January 2019.

This trend continued in February when the police checked the biographies of 64 thousand people who wanted to buy weapons. Last February, this figure was 39,300 people. And in March in Virginia, this figure was 35,383 people, which is 10 thousand more compared to last year.

According to the Pennsylvania Police, in just one day on March 17 in this state, 4.3 thousand people passed biography checks, and on the same day last year, only 1.3 thousand Americans needed such checks.

Police in Colorado, in turn, reports on the growth of inspections twice in a week from March 16. If during this period in 2019 the policy of this state conducted 7 thousand checks of biographies of those wishing to buy weapons, this year their number reached 14 thousand.

The increase in arms sales is due to the fact that police departments are forced to reduce operations due to an outbreak of coronavirus.

Earlier it was reported that the United States entered the top three on COVID-19 infection. In total, more than 307 thousand cases of coronavirus and 13 thousand deaths were recorded in the world.

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