I have been helping out at a local gunshop for several years now. Mainly cleaning, inspecting, function testing, repairing, sending firearms to manufacturers for warranty repair, and test firing as needed. I also work the front counter, call in 4473's, type receipts, run credit/debit cards, and show customers various firearms and ammo. Last week a couple of the employees had to stay home due to family members who are chronically ill and would certainly die if they contracted Covid 19. I came in to help keep the gunshop open and have been working open to close every day this week and will probably have to do it next week as well. I is kinda nice to make some money towards my layaways. Monday 4473 calls were a minimum of 3 hours just to get an agent and every time we were cut off at some point and had to start from zero. We had 9 forms waiting approval by close of business. There wasn't too much of a rush on guns, mainly people picking up layaways, but ammo sales were brisk. Mostly 9mm, .38 special, and .223. Tuesday was more of the same except that we got through early in the morning and cleared all of the 4473s that had piled up the day before. By noon the NICS line was back to being unusable. Guns were selling decently with a few layaway pickups, but mostly new sales. Ammo sales were still brisk with the only other caliber sold other than the day before were a few boxes of .40s&w. Wednesday the NICS system seemed to have improved greatly with only 20 minute wait times. Once again new gun sales were brisk with a two layaway pickups. Apparently we are the only gunshop in town with any 9mm ammo to be had. We pretty much sold out of all of the $9.95 boxes of FMJ and were quickly running out of the $19.95 boxes of hollowpoints. Thursday we had to break out the $12.95 a box FMJs 9mm (of which we have a dozen cases) and the $24.95 boxes of hollowpoints, in addition to bringing more .223 out of the powder room. We weren't limiting customers on how many boxes they could buy, just reminding them that they might be out of work soon and we would buy it back at 1/2 the price if they brought it back later. Things slowed down enough for me to catch up cleaning the dozen or so long guns in the back and repaired a Marlin model 60 that had been in the broke pile (test firing it to make sure) and putting it out for sale. We still sold seven guns though. So far we are selling mainly handguns and ammo. We have sold a few shotguns and AR-15s, but not as many as expected and only the cheapest ones. If the NICS goes down for an extended time, we are allowed to sell firearms to customers with an in state concealled carry permit, so that and ammo sales should keep us going for awhile. I almost forgot to mention that people selling us guns or trading them in has almost stopped with only six guns coming in as buys or trade in's since monday. That is well below what we see in a normal business week.