Easiest States to Buy a Gun

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Columbia, South Carolina
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26. South Carolina
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 18.2 (21st highest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 21.9 (24th highest)

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
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27. South Dakota
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 18.7 (20th highest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 31.2 (9th highest)

Shiloh, Civil War canons, Tennessee
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28. Tennessee
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 16.0 (23rd lowest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 26.6 (14th highest)

Austin Capital of Texas
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29. Texas
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 20.3 (16th highest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 19.4 (21st lowest)

Salt Lake City at night, Utah
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30. Utah
> License, registration, or permit required to buy gun:
No
> Permit needed to carry handgun: Yes
> Registered guns per 1,000 adults: 37.9 (4th highest)
> Federal firearm licensees per 1,000 establishments: 17.9 (19th lowest)