Special Report

How Many Guns Americans Bought this Year in Every State

Hawaii
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 18,096
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 1,278 (the fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 12,666
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 895 (the fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 18,976
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 1,340 (3rd fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 262
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 19 (3rd fewest)
> Population: 1,415,872

Idaho
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 253,741
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 14,199 (8th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 209,275
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 11,711 (7th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 113,905
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 6,374 (9th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 1,074
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 60 (17th fewest)
> Population: 1,787,065

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Illinois
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 6,625,082
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 52,282 (2nd most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 4,949,570
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 39,060 (2nd most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 804,174
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 6,346 (10th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 14,384
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 114 (10th most)
> Population: 12,671,821

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Indiana
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 1,672,457
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 24,843 (4th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 1,450,565
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 21,547 (4th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 392,663
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,833 (15th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 6,109
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 91 (16th most)
> Population: 6,732,219

Iowa
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 239,577
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 7,593 (13th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 182,802
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 5,794 (21st fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 246,237
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 7,804 (3rd most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 2,724
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 86 (19th most)
> Population: 3,155,070