Special Report

This Is the State Where Gun Sales Are Surging

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45. Massachusetts
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 26.7 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 184,223 — 18th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 262,583 — 18th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 212,316 — 22nd fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 23.7% — 2nd lowest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 3.4 for every 100,000 people — the fewest

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44. Maryland
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 31.3 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 189,066 — 20th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 302,563 — 22nd fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 148,813 — 15th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 103.3% — 3rd highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 12.5 for every 100,000 people — 24th fewest

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43. Nebraska
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 32.2 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 62,329 — 8th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 104,511 — 8th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 68,236 — 7th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 53.2% — 21st highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 10.0 for every 100,000 people — 12th fewest

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42. Nevada
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 43.4 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 133,544 — 13th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 219,349 — 16th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 128,312 — 14th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 70.9% — 6th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 15.7 for every 100,000 people — 15th most

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41. Texas
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 46.3 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 1,342,221 — 4th most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 2,325,281 — 3rd most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 1,487,212 — 3rd most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 56.4% — 17th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 12.7 for every 100,000 people — 25th fewest

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