Special Report

This Is the State Selling the Fewest Guns

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40. Minnesota
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 391,860
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 436,959 (11th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -45,099 (-10.3% — 5th smallest decline)
> Population: 5,600,166 (22nd largest)

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39. Ohio
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 282,459
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 411,447 (12th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -128,988 (-31.3% — 6th largest decline)
> Population: 11,675,275 (7th largest)

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38. Georgia
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 255,673
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 401,468 (13th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -145,795 (-36.3% — 5th largest decline)
> Population: 10,516,579 (8th largest)

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37. Tennessee
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 353,163
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 391,629 (14th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -38,466 (-9.8% — 4th smallest decline)
> Population: 6,772,268 (16th largest)

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36. North Carolina
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 266,005
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 381,625 (15th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -115,620 (-30.3% — 7th largest decline)
> Population: 10,386,227 (9th largest)

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