Coronavirus pandemic leading to an uptick in gun sales in Michigan

Posted at 3:01 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 20:37:30-04

(WXYZ) — A rush of gun and ammo sales amid the coronavirus outbreak is leading to record business for gun shop owners in metro Detroit. At Action Impact in Southfield on 8 Mile Rd., they’ve sold 100-150 guns per day for the last week.

“The coronavirus is taking over everything, and we all need to be safe with stores closing. It’s time to be prepared” says customer Tamiko Jackson.

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Owner Bill Kucyk tells us many people are buying handguns, and ammunition is selling very quickly as well.

“We’ve had a long line waiting for us before we open everyday and people aren’t looking for sales or deals, they just want to know what’s available now and what they can buy” says Bill.

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The owner of Action Impact says workers are also wearing gloves and regularly sanitizing the area they work in. It comes at a time that everyone wants to be protected in more ways than one.

“The next several days are going to be hectic” says Bill, who may have to close temporarily if supply of guns and ammo runs out. “I’m doing my best to restock more as quickly as I can, but in several weeks we may be out of guns we can order” he adds.