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How Many Guns Americans Bought this Year in Every State

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Montana
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 155,604
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 14,559 (7th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 115,823
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 10,837 (9th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 69,346
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 6,488 (7th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 763
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 71 (23rd fewest)
> Population: 1,068,778

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Nebraska
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 93,548
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 4,836 (8th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 68,236
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 3,527 (8th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 141,127
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 7,296 (4th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 1,236
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 64 (20th fewest)
> Population: 1,934,408

Nevada
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 202,011
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 6,558 (10th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 128,312
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 4,166 (9th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 173,281
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 5,626 (19th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 2,359
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 77 (25th most)
> Population: 3,080,156

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New Hampshire
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 160,212
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 11,783 (13th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 112,173
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 8,250 (16th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 26,623
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 1,958 (4th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 566
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 42 (8th fewest)
> Population: 1,359,711

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New Jersey
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020: 156,739
> Firearm background checks Jan 1-Nov 30, 2020 per 100,000 people: 1,765 (2nd fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 91,257
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 1,027 (2nd fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec 8: 377,055
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Dec 8: 4,245 (16th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec 8.: 17,426
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Dec. 8: 196 (the most)
> Population: 8,882,190

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