Special Report

How Many Guns Americans Bought this Year in Every State

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South Dakota
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 103,711
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 11,723 (14th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 85,426
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 9,656 (12th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 80,499
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 9,099 (2nd most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 1,111
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 126 (9th most)
> Population: 884,659

Tennessee
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 894,696
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 13,101 (11th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 635,313
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 9,303 (13th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 414,749
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 6,073 (13th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 5,109
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 75 (25th fewest)
> Population: 6,829,174

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Texas
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 2,119,665
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 7,310 (12th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 1,487,212
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 5,129 (16th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 1,272,504
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 4,389 (20th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 22,808
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 79 (24th most)
> Population: 28,995,881

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Utah
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 1,117,855
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 34,868 (3rd most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 823,270
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 25,679 (3rd most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 219,971
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 6,861 (6th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 972
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 30 (6th fewest)
> Population: 3,205,958

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Vermont
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 52,855
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 8,471 (21st fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 35,843
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 5,744 (20th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 5,180
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 830 (the fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 85
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 14 (the fewest)
> Population: 623,989