Special Report

This Is the State Selling the Fewest Guns

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50. Illinois
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 1,749,327
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 5,285,820 (the most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -3,536,493 (-66.9% — the largest decline)
> Population: 12,716,164 (6th largest)

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49. Kentucky
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 1,756,614
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 1,328,162 (2nd most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: 428,452 (32.3% — the smallest decline)
> Population: 4,461,952 (25th smallest)

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48. Indiana
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 542,822
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 1,017,037 (3rd most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -474,215 (-46.6% — 2nd largest decline)
> Population: 6,696,893 (17th largest)

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47. Texas
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 705,441
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 915,296 (4th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -209,855 (-22.9% — 22nd smallest decline)
> Population: 28,635,442 (2nd largest)

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46. Florida
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 611,323
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 804,083 (5th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -192,760 (-24.0% — 23rd largest decline)
> Population: 21,216,924 (3rd largest)

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