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How Many Guns Americans Bought this Year in Every State

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Colorado
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 620,268
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 10,771 (18th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 469,535
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 8,153 (17th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 264,618
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 4,595 (22nd fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 3,358
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 58 (16th fewest)
> Population: 5,758,736

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Connecticut
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 197,883
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 5,550 (9th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 172,935
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 4,851 (11th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 138,258
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 3,878 (15th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 5,242
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 147 (3rd most)
> Population: 3,565,287

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Delaware
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 70,391
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 7,229 (11th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 46,427
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 4,768 (10th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 41,464
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 4,258 (17th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 803
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 82 (21st most)
> Population: 973,764

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Florida
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 1,739,256
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 8,098 (18th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 1,195,539
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 5,566 (18th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 1,073,770
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 4,999 (25th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 19,627
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 91 (14th most)
> Population: 21,477,737

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Georgia
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 817,384
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 7,699 (15th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 539,113
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 5,078 (14th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 452,369
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 4,261 (18th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 9,873
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 93 (13th most)
> Population: 10,617,423