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These Are the States Where People Are Buying the Most Guns

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11. Hawaii
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 20,102
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 1,420 (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 Jan 5: 22,168
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 1,566 (2nd fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 289
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 20 (the fewest)
> Population: 1,415,872

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12. Idaho
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 281,284
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 15,740 (9th 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 Jan 5: 144,843
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 8,105 (9th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 1,471
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 82 (17th fewest)
> Population: 1,787,065

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13. Illinois
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 7,455,065
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 58,832 (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 Jan 5: 991,719
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 7,826 (14th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 18,562
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 146 (10th most)
> Population: 12,671,821

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14. Indiana
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 1,935,587
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 28,751 (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 Jan 5: 533,083
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 7,918 (11th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 8,292
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 123 (17th most)
> Population: 6,732,219

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15. Iowa
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 270,614
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 8,577 (17th 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 Jan 5: 286,679
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 9,086 (3rd most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 3,999
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 127 (15th most)
> Population: 3,155,070

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