Special Report

This Is the State Selling the Fewest Guns

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30. Arizona
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 226,540
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 284,260 (21st most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -57,720 (-20.3% — 11th smallest decline)
> Population: 7,174,064 (14th largest)

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29. South Carolina
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 174,124
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 229,324 (22nd most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -55,200 (-24.1% — 22nd largest decline)
> Population: 5,091,517 (23rd largest)

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28. New York
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 173,230
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 211,575 (23rd most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -38,345 (-18.1% — 7th smallest decline)
> Population: 19,514,849 (4th largest)

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27. Oregon
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 166,251
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 211,203 (24th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -44,952 (-21.3% — 14th smallest decline)
> Population: 4,176,346 (24th smallest)

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26. Oklahoma
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2022: 149,219
> Firearm background checks Jan-May 2021: 193,624 (25th most)
> Change in sales, first five months year-to-date: -44,405 (-22.9% — 23rd smallest decline)
> Population: 3,949,342 (23rd smallest)

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