we first noticed a 54% sales increase on February 23, as the search term “coronavirus” started to gain traction, according to Google Trends….
When comparing 22 days worth of sales from February 23, 2020, through March 15, with sales from February 1, 2020, through February 22, our data shows these staggering statistics:
309% increase in revenue
78% increase in conversion rate
222% increase in transactions
77% increase in site traffic
27% increase in average order
My Dad was asking about why people would be buying guns and ammo “Does he think people are going to steal their toilet paper?” My short answer is “Yes”, when goods become scarce, their inherent value goes up, and the risks people might be willing to take to acquire them goes up. While rare there have also been incidents, there has been some violence at stores with people fighting over the limited stock.
But that’s the easy answer, many of us are sheltered at home to prevent the spread of the virus. But why? Hell many think it’s an overreaction because many other things kill more people every year. Except for look at the Hospitals in Italy, they are swamped. When people get sick they DON’T die most of the time, but they frequently need medical intervention, which soaks up hospital beds….then the nurses and doctors start getting sick….
My concern is what if my local police gets sick, they all work in the same station, and it’s not like there is a huge number of them, and they might arrest a drunk or a junkie, or a wife beater who has it….then they are riding one of those beds in the hospital, and maybe their partner gets it.
That’s a good reason to have lots of guns, and lots of ammo.
What’s really crazy is the run on .40 S&W…..