A high demand for supplies at the grocery store and a shortage of ammo at gun shops.
Right now, Rio Grande Valley residents are stocking up on ammo in response to the Coronavirus. It’s a concern seen by many of our viewers who have reached out to Local 23 News to report on certain stock shortages at local stores.
We reached to gun ranges and local shops across the Valley, where some say they’ve run out since last Friday. Several gun ranges admit that they don’t sell ammo, but are now getting calls inquiring on where to purchase some.
We spoke to Sheriff Omar Lucio on the topic. He says he cannot restrict or tell people what to buy, but asks that they do gun and ammo shopping responsibly.
“There is no need to panic… I know people, because we’ve been patrolling outside the stores and what have you. We see the people line up. We’re here. The law enforcement is here. We’re not going anywhere, it’s our job to protect the people. It’s our job to protect the county. It’s our job to protect the state and the rest of the united states.”