Special Report

This Is the State Where Gun Sales Are Surging

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50. Hawaii
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 8.1 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 11,433 — the fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 20,102 — the fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 12,666 — the fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 58.7% — 15th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 3.9 for every 100,000 people — 2nd fewest

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49. New York
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 16.1 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 313,077 — 23rd most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 507,940 — 24th most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 355,374 — 24th most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 42.9% — 16th lowest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 4.1 for every 100,000 people — 3rd fewest

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48. New Jersey
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 18.8 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 167,241 — 17th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 177,901 — 13th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 91,257 — 11th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 94.9% — 4th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 4.1 for every 100,000 people — 4th fewest

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47. California
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 25.5 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 1,007,251 — 6th most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 1,601,054 — 6th most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 1,240,632 — 5th most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 29.1% — 7th lowest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 7.5 for every 100,000 people — 7th fewest

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46. Rhode Island
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 26.0 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 27,587 — 2nd fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 51,369 — 2nd fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 24,338 — 2nd fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 111.1% — 2nd highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 4.2 for every 100,000 people — 5th fewest