TikTok shows Trump supporters busting into store to buy ammo


TikTok shows presumed Trump supporters sprinting into Cabela’s when it opens to stock up on ammo

The TikTok is set to the theme song from the 'Walking Dead.'


Libby Cohen


Posted on Jan 18, 2021   Updated on Jan 19, 2021, 6:56 am CST

A TikTok is going viral for what looks like dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump pouring into a sporting goods store to allegedly buy ammunition.

The TikTok supposedly shows the chaos that happens “every morning” while working at a store that sells ammo as loads of customers are seen running inside. The TikTok is set to the theme song from the Walking Dead.

The video was posted on Sunday, just days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

“Say what you want about Biden, but the guy can sell ammo,” the account posted. The account tagged #cabelas, making it appear that the video was shot in a Cabela’s sporting goods store.


Say what you want about Joe Biden, but the guy can sell ammo. #fyp #cabelas

♬ Theme from the Walking Dead – Bear McCreary

The video quickly went viral, with around 181,000 likes as of Monday afternoon. Some people replied in the comments that at least the customers are wearing masks.

Even if all of the people rushing into the store in the video aren’t Trump supporters, seeing a spike in the purchase of ammunition ahead of a Democrat taking office isn’t shocking. As the New York Times notes, gun sales historically spike after calls for gun reform and restrictions.

Ahead of the 2020 election, the U.S. saw another spike in gun sales, according to Reuters. Stocks of major gun makers also rose as Biden’s lead over Trump in polls rose before Election Day.

The chaotic TikTok video also follows the raid on the Capitol on Jan. 6 where Trump supporters forced their way into Congress in hopes of stopping the certification of Biden’s win.

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*First Published: Jan 18, 2021, 12:46 pm CST