Ammunition Sales Are Way Up In Virginia

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

News from Virginia.

AmmunitionToGo.com, an online ammunition retailer based in Houston, Texas, recently recorded a massive upsurge in their web traffic and sales in the state of Virginia. The company reports the number of Virginians accessing their website in 2020 has increased by 137 percent as compared to the same time period in the previous year. Their revenue from sales to Virginia accordingly increased by 174 percent. Virginia, once one of AmmunitionToGo.com’s top 20 markets, has skyrocketed to the top five among far more populous states including California and Texas. “I doubt that any other businesses are affected as much by politics as firearm and ammunition manufacturers and retailers,” said Brandon Black of AmmunitionToGo.com. “We’re now seeing a massive number of Virginia shooters stocking up on ammunition in anticipation of new laws that they believe will make it harder to purchase rounds legally.”

Americans are no strangers to stocking up on goods that will soon become prohibited. On January 16th, 1920, liquor store shelves were stripped dry before prohibition took effect the following day. Countless smokers filled their humidors with Cuban cigars in the days leading up to the 1962 trade embargo. John F. Kennedy himself bought 1,200. Bump stock manufacturers’ websites frequently crashed during the weeks preceding the 2019 ban — even

though the rifle accessories would not be grandfathered in legally. It would seem nothing quite drives up sales more than impending scarcity.

AmmoToGo.com’s current records, if accurate, tell a story of Virginians who are fervently stockpiling ammunition. The retailer’s sales have increased across the state. Below, you’ll see an assortment of Virginia cities and their increase in sales from 2019 to 2020 for January 1st through January 20th:

– Arlington – 339%

– Ashburn – Up 42%

– Charlottesville – 278%

– Fredericksburg – 161%

– Newport News – 102%

– Norfolk – 113%

– Richmond – 80%

– Roanoke – 155%

– Suffolk 76%

– Virginia Beach – 207%

You  mean to tell me that ammo sales in Arlington (around the beltway) and Ashburn (home of the CIA cloud) are up that much?

And Charlottesville, and Roanoke, where the last I heard was that they rejected 2A resolutions, has ammo sales up that much?

Say, you don’t suppose that these good men from those locations need to get involved locally and ensure that their Sheriffs and Deputies and County Commissioners and County attorneys are on board, do you?


Comments

  1. On January 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm, X said:

    Moral of the story: don’t wait until September-October of 2020 to get your stuff, kids… the shelves are gonna be bare, especially since it’s a guarantee that the (((media))) will be reporting Trump down by ten points in the polls — whether it’s true or not…

  2. On January 25, 2020 at 11:26 am, RCW said:

    Can’t comment on ammotogo but sharpened-pencil deals are to be had on ammoseek (an aggregater hub) for almost any caliber, type & manufacturer available, as long as s&h costs aren’t neglected.

  3. On January 25, 2020 at 3:09 pm, Matt said:

    I can comment on ammunitiontogo.com. They are good to go.

  4. On January 26, 2020 at 10:43 am, ruralcounsel said:

    As for Arlington and Fairfax counties, and Charlottesville and Roanoke …

    The time to get “involved locally” means nothing. Those like-minded folks are outnumbered and should know better than to stick their heads up in occupied territory. Unless you’re trying to create new red flag martyrs.

    Just because there are folks stocking up in those localities in no way signals that it is safe to go public there. County lines may give a rough indication of where you’ll find support and acceptance, but the closer you get to the beltway and some cities and towns, the battle lines are far from clear.

    Even here in rural Virginia, your neighbors aren’t all conservative and pro-2A.

  5. On January 26, 2020 at 2:45 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    “The time to get “involved locally” means nothing.”

    Very well. Wring your hands, declare yourself defeated, do nothing, and wait for someone to come and haul you away.

    Good Lord. It’s no wonder patriots have lost ground and do nothing but retreat.

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