Three Wyoming gun shops say their businesses have seen an uptick over the past week, mirroring a national trend fueled by the spread of the novel coronavirus continuing across Wyoming and the nation.
“It’s borne out of fear that people are going to go crazy,” said Larry Frandson of Cody Wyoming Guns and Ammo, adding that he had seen at least a three-fold boost in his business.
“Have you seen it everywhere else? Yeah, it’s definitely up,” said a man at Frontier Arms in Cheyenne who did not give his name. “Just like everywhere else. It’s an uptick. People are freaking out.”