Coronavirus plays role in gun sales rising

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) Typically during an election year gun purchases rise.

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According to PBC reports, January and February has outpaced 2016's firearms totals by 350 thousand sales.

Over the last couple of days reports from across the U.S. shows Coronavirus concerns spark Wyoming residents to bear arms.

"One of our main focuses at frontier arms is we want to make sure that we're getting the right firearm in the right person's hand. It's a great responsibility," Frontier Firearms & Supplies Owner Ryan Allen said.

With the Coronavirus pandemic causing disruptions to daily life and an uncertainty to our futures.

Wyoming residents feel the urge now more than ever to purchase a firearm or load up and shelve their ammunition.

"As far as gun safety and gun laws, we have plenty of those on the books, we just need to enforce the laws that are there," Frontier Firearms & Supplies Owner Ryan Allen said.