Gun sales at an all-time high amid COVID-19 pandemic

Gun sales are on the rise as Coronavirus concerns continue to spread.

In many states, gun dealers were included in orders for shutting down business. Here in Mississippi, gun stores are still considered an essential business.

At Dad’s Super Pawn in Gulfport on Highway 49, business is booming as many rush into buying a gun during this pandemic.

But they can’t get inside Dad’s Super Pawn without going through the proper sanitation. All customers are greeted with a squirt of hand sanitizer and only ten people are allowed inside the store at one time. Dad’s Super Pawn Owner Kevin Riley said, “Sales have increased dramatically. According to the ATF, over 200 to 400 percent. It has been a big increase. We are still doing a very brisk business on this and on the pawn and check cashing. We are doing a very big business on that.”

To go inside Dad’s Super Pawn in Gulfport you must be conducting business. No window shoppers are permitted at this time.

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