Special Report

This Is the State Where People Bought the Most Guns This Year

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35. West Virginia
> Total 2022 gun sales: 49,719
> Population: 1,807,426
> Gun sales per capita: 2,750.8 per 100,000 (12th highest)

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34. Kansas
> Total 2022 gun sales: 51,059
> Population: 2,912,619
> Gun sales per capita: 1,753.0 per 100,000 (17th lowest)

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33. Maryland
> Total 2022 gun sales: 58,343
> Population: 6,037,624
> Gun sales per capita: 966.3 per 100,000 (7th lowest)

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32. Massachusetts
> Total 2022 gun sales: 59,141
> Population: 6,873,003
> Gun sales per capita: 860.5 per 100,000 (5th lowest)

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31. Idaho
> Total 2022 gun sales: 60,369
> Population: 1,754,367
> Gun sales per capita: 3,441.1 per 100,000 (7th highest)

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