I have a one-person retail business in a small town in southern Illinois doing light automotive repair, propane sales, and firearm sales / transfers and ammunition sales. Ammunition is selling like hotcakes - easily the biggest ammo sales week in my modest history, with customers buying one to five boxes of ammo in calibers they are short on or out of. I average about 120 firearms sold per year and have seen a slight but definite increase in gun sales the past week. No panic buying whatsoever. I just wanted to share something that I found interesting and made me smile. My last five (5) firearm sales over the past couple of days have all been handguns chambered in .22LR : three Ruger Wranglers, one used High Standard Sentinel 9-shot DA/SA revolver, and one German Sport Guns GSG-1911 pistol - altogether they total just about $1,000 in gross sales with about $120 gross profit Don't know what the reason is for the recent local focus on .22 handguns. Maybe it has something to do with kids home from school and dad / grandpa off of work. Maybe it was the real good deals they got . Maybe they just wanted to show some support for a LGS trying to stay in business in Illinois. Whatever the reason, I had fun showing and selling a few of my favorites.