Special Report

This Is the State Where Gun Sales Are Surging

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35. Georgia
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 54.1 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 574,331 — 14th most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 904,035 — 14th most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 539,113 — 14th most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 67.7% — 9th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 16.0 for every 100,000 people — 13th most

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34. Arizona
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 54.7 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 398,289 — 21st most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 665,458 — 21st most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 372,912 — 21st most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 78.4% — 5th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 15.6 for every 100,000 people — 16th most

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33. Florida
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 55.0 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 1,180,925 — 5th most
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 1,912,204 — 5th most
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 1,195,539 — 6th most
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 59.9% — 14th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 13.4 for every 100,000 people — 23rd most

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32. Connecticut
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 55.6 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 198,404 — 23rd fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 219,227 — 15th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 172,935 — 18th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 26.8% — 3rd lowest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 5.1 for every 100,000 people — 6th fewest

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31. Vermont
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 56.1 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 34,990 — 3rd fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 57,965 — 3rd fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 35,843 — 3rd fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 61.7% — 12th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 9.5 for every 100,000 people — 11th fewest