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Cache Valley Firearms Sellers Busy Last Week, But Run On Guns And Ammo Goes Back To March

Eli Lucero/Herald Journal

There was brisk activity at area gun counters over the weekend, but it wasn’t necessarily sparked by last Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump demonstrators. Store clerks say Cache Valley residents and their fellow Americans have been buying guns and ammo at a feverish pace since March, when the coronavirus pandemic hit home.

The run on guns and ammunition has left inventory of military-style rifles, most types of handguns, bullets in all popular calibers and reloading supplies not only depleted but at times nonexistent.


“We have had challenges getting guns and ammo. The supply has had a hard time keeping up with the demand, and we don’t really see that changing for the foreseeable future,” said Brandon Larsen of Al’s Sporting Goods in Logan. “We’re getting product, but it’s selling as soon as it hits the floor.”


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