Special Report

This Is the State Selling the Fewest Guns

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35. Wisconsin
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 269,415
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 335,608 (16th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -66,193 (-19.7% — 10th smallest decline)
> Population: 5,806,975 (20th largest)

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34. Washington
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 319,069
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 334,352 (17th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -15,283 (-4.6% — 3rd smallest decline)
> Population: 7,512,465 (13th largest)

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33. Virginia
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 231,809
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 304,771 (18th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -72,962 (-23.9% — 24th largest decline)
> Population: 8,509,358 (12th largest)

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32. Missouri
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 220,528
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 303,869 (19th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -83,341 (-27.4% — 14th largest decline)
> Population: 6,124,160 (18th largest)

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31. Colorado
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 221,281
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 296,290 (20th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -75,009 (-25.3% — 20th largest decline)
> Population: 5,684,926 (21st largest)

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