Easiest States to Buy a Gun

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21. Ohio
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 15.1 (20th lowest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 20.3 (22nd lowest)

Welcome to Oklahoma
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22. Oklahoma
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 19.9 (18th highest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 27.1 (11th highest)

Eugene, Oregon
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23. Oregon
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 15.7 (21st lowest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 23.1 (20th highest)

Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania
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24. Pennsylvania
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 22.3 (12th highest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 21.2 (25th lowest)

Bristol County, Rhode Island
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25. Rhode Island
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 4.8 (2nd lowest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 21.8 (25th highest)