Special Report

This Is the State Where Gun Sales Are Surging

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30. Louisiana
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 57.4 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 267,015 — 25th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 430,537 — 25th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 282,264 — 25th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 52.5% — 23rd highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 21.5 for every 100,000 people — 6th most

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29. Iowa
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 60.9 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 192,252 — 21st fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 270,614 — 20th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 182,802 — 19th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 48.0% — 22nd lowest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 8.9 for every 100,000 people — 9th fewest

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28. Maine
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 61.9 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 83,198 — 10th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 137,149 — 10th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 90,626 — 10th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 51.3% — 24th highest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 11.7 for every 100,000 people — 18th fewest

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27. New Mexico
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 63.9 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 134,043 — 14th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 206,252 — 14th fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 156,829 — 16th fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 31.5% — 9th lowest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 21.8 for every 100,000 people — 5th most

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26. Arkansas
> Firearm background checks per capita YTD, August 2021: 64.2 for every 1,000 people
> Firearm background checks YTD, August 2021: 193,661 — 22nd fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2020: 324,741 — 23rd fewest
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 221,344 — 23rd fewest
> YoY change from 2019 to 2020: 46.7% — 19th lowest
> Firearm deaths in 2019: 18.7 for every 100,000 people — 9th most