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These Are the States Where People Are Buying the Most Guns

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6. Colorado
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 680,507
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 11,817 (19th 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 Jan 5: 343,435
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 5,964 (17th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 4,944
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 86 (19th fewest)
> Population: 5,758,736

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7. Connecticut
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 219,227
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 6,149 (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 Jan 5: 196,968
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 5,525 (14th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 6,192
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 174 (5th most)
> Population: 3,565,287

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8. Delaware
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 77,057
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 7,913 (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 Jan 5: 61,100
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 6,275 (20th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 947
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 97 (24th fewest)
> Population: 973,764

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9. Florida
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 1,912,204
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 8,903 (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 Jan 5: 1,392,123
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 6,482 (25th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 22,512
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 105 (21st most)
> Population: 21,477,737

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10. Georgia
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 904,035
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 8,515 (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 Jan 5: 597,208
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 5,625 (15th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 11,072
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 104 (22nd most)
> Population: 10,617,423

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