Special Report

This Is the State Where Gun Sales Are Surging

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40. Delaware
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 49.2 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 47,883 — 4th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 77,057 — 4th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 46,427 — 4th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 66.0% — 10th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 9.2 for every 100,000 people — 10th fewest

39. Ohio
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 50.3 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 588,140 — 13th most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 976,751 — 12th most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 638,495 — 11th most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 53.0% — 22nd highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 13.5 for every 100,000 people — 20th most

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38. Virginia
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 52.0 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 443,429 — 18th most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 823,513 — 16th most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 512,766 — 16th most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 60.6% — 13th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 11.9 for every 100,000 people — 20th fewest

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37. North Carolina
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 52.5 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 550,432 — 15th most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 890,284 — 15th most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 530,365 — 15th most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 67.9% — 8th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 13.3 for every 100,000 people — 24th most

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36. Kansas
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 52.8 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 153,687 — 16th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 249,589 — 17th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 167,010 — 17th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 49.4% — 25th lowest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 13.4 for every 100,000 people — 22nd most