Ammo Distributor’s Sales Increase 276% amid Rising Coronavirus Concern

PETALUMA, CA - APRIL 02: A box of 9mm bullets and .223 rifle ammuntion sit on the counter at Sportsmans Arms on April 2, 2013 in Petaluma, California. In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacare, California State lawmakers are introducing several bills that propose taxing and regulating sales …
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images says the company saw a 276 percent sales increase last week alone as coronavirus concerns rose and seized the nation.

The company reports that they first saw sales increase on February 23, 2020, as early news of the coronavirus began to make the rounds. At that time, the sales increase was 54 percent.

After studying the sales from February 23, 2020, through March 15, 2020, they saw:

  • 309% increase in revenue
  • 78% increase in conversion rate
  • 222% increase in transactions
  • 77% increase in site traffic
  • 27% increase in average order

They also broke down the purchasing surge by state, showing that the sales increase in Virginia was 199 percent, the increase in Texas was 338 percent and in Alabama it was a whopping 899 percent.

Other states were even higher, with a 1,049 percent increased in Mississippi, a 1,058 percent increase in Louisiana, and a 1,166 percent increase in Oklahoma.

Delaware was top of the list with a 4,529 percent increase in ammunition sales.

On March 14, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Champaign, Illinois, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen (D) issued an executive order Thursday that gives her the power to halt ammunition and firearm sales in the city.

Breitbart News reported that New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) took similar steps, signing a coronavirus emergency order allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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