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NC, GA lead the pack in online ammo sales as coronavirus fears spike

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, was first detected in Wuhan, China....
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, was first detected in Wuhan, China. (Source: AP)(WRDW)
Published: Mar. 6, 2020 at 4:02 PM EST
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Friday, March 6, 2020

(WRDW/WAGT) -- Disinfectants and over-the-counter medicines aren't the only thing flying off store shelves because of the coronavirus.

As it turns out, online ammunition sales have surged, too.

Ammo.com says it has seen a 68 percent increase in transactions comparing the first half and the second half of February.

Believe it or not, North Carolina and Georgia had the largest increases at 170 percent.

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