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How Many Guns Americans Bought this Year in Every State

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Alabama
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 984,548
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 20,080 (5th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 690,084
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 14,074 (5th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 276,665
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,643 (17th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 3,942
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 80 (23rd most)
> Population: 4,903,185

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Alaska
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 90,056
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 12,310 (12th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 76,923
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 10,515 (11th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 38,116
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,210 (24th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 145
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 20 (4th fewest)
> Population: 731,545

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Arizona
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 610,911
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 8,393 (20th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 372,912
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 5,123 (15th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 378,157
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,195 (25th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 6,973
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 96 (12th most)
> Population: 7,278,717

Arkansas
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 293,123
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 9,713 (24th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 221,344
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 7,335 (25th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 174,325
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,777 (16th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 2,752
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 91 (15th most)
> Population: 3,017,804

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California
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 1,465,612
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 3,709 (5th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 1,240,632
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 3,140 (7th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 1,389,707
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 3,517 (10th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 20,047
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 51 (14th fewest)
> Population: 39,512,223

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