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American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

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7. North Carolina
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -28.1% (-123,815)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 316,997 (15th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 440,812 (15th most)
> Population: 10,386,227 (9th largest)

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6. Ohio
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -28.7% (-135,373)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 336,981 (14th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 472,354 (13th most)
> Population: 11,675,275 (7th largest)

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5. Rhode Island
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -33.7% (-7,696)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 15,157 (2nd least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 22,853 (2nd least)
> Population: 1,057,798 (7th smallest)

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4. Georgia
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -34.6% (-159,687)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 302,270 (17th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 461,957 (14th most)
> Population: 10,516,579 (8th largest)

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3. New Jersey
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -40.1% (-54,382)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 81,209 (14th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 135,591 (17th least)
> Population: 8,885,418 (11th largest)

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