Special Report

How Many Guns Americans Bought this Year in Every State

Kansas
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 225,715
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 7,748 (17th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 167,010
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 5,733 (19th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 174,025
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,973 (14th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 1,856
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 64 (19th fewest)
> Population: 2,913,314

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Kentucky
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 2,922,940
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 65,424 (the most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 4,120,892
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 92,238 (the most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 205,668
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 4,603 (24th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 2,102
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 47 (9th fewest)
> Population: 4,467,673

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Louisiana
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 385,848
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 8,300 (19th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 282,264
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 6,072 (23rd fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 254,562
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,476 (21st most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 6,652
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 143 (4th most)
> Population: 4,648,794

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Maine
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 125,503
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 9,337 (25th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 90,626
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 6,742 (25th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 14,049
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 1,045 (2nd fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 239
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 18 (2nd fewest)
> Population: 1,344,212

Maryland
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 273,278
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 4,520 (7th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 148,813
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 2,461 (5th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 219,961
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 3,638 (11th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 4,916
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 81 (22nd most)
> Population: 6,045,680