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How Many Guns Americans Bought this Year in Every State

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Massachusetts
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 238,096
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 3,454 (4th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 212,316
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 3,080 (6th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 263,447
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 3,822 (13th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 11,076
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 161 (2nd most)
> Population: 6,892,503

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Michigan
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 974,072
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 9,754 (23rd most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 492,171
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 4,928 (12th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 443,076
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 4,437 (21st fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 10,625
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 106 (11th most)
> Population: 9,986,857

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Minnesota
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 876,907
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 15,549 (6th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 682,356
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 12,099 (6th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 350,413
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 6,213 (12th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 4,027
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 71 (24th fewest)
> Population: 5,639,632

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Mississippi
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 328,728
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 11,045 (17th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 238,388
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 8,010 (19th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 167,926
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,642 (18th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 4,017
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 135 (7th most)
> Population: 2,976,149

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Missouri
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 641,512
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 10,452 (20th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 497,858
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 8,112 (18th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 328,206
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,348 (22nd most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 4,355
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 71 (22nd fewest)
> Population: 6,137,428