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As the coronavirus pandemic grows, gun sales are surging in many states

TULSA, Okla. - David Stone snagged a cardboard box of .223-caliber ammunition from the shelf and slid it across the glass countertop, offering his go-to sales pitch: "Welcome to the biggest selection of ammunition in all of Oklahoma."

"I'm not sure I can keep on saying that," Stone said, explaining that the supply of goods at Dong's Guns, Ammo and Reloading has been seriously depleted over the last few days.

"When I say sales have been booming," he said, "it's an understatement."

Gun sales are surging in many U.S. states, especially in those hit hardest by the coronavirus - California, New York and

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