Special Report

This Is the State Selling the Fewest Guns

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5. North Dakota
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 29,999
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 37,071 (5th least)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -7,072 (-19.1% — 8th smallest decline)
> Population: 760,394 (4th smallest)

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4. Delaware
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 24,711
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 32,755 (4th least)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -8,044 (-24.6% — 21st largest decline)
> Population: 967,679 (6th smallest)

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3. Vermont
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 18,627
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 24,377 (3rd least)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -5,750 (-23.6% — 25th smallest decline)
> Population: 624,340 (2nd smallest)

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2. Rhode Island
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 12,274
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 20,426 (2nd least)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -8,152 (-39.9% — 4th largest decline)
> Population: 1,057,798 (7th smallest)

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1. Hawaii
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 7,256
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 7,307 (the least)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -51 (-0.7% — 2nd smallest decline)
> Population: 1,420,074 (11th smallest)

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