Special Report

American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

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47. Delaware
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -8.4% (-3,162)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 34,602 (4th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 37,764 (4th least)
> Population: 967,679 (6th smallest)

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46. Minnesota
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -8.6% (-43,368)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 458,568 (9th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 501,936 (11th most)
> Population: 5,600,166 (22nd largest)

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45. New York
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -9.6% (-23,444)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 221,579 (22nd most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 245,023 (23rd most)
> Population: 19,514,849 (4th largest)

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44. California
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -10.1% (-77,873)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 691,718 (5th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 769,591 (6th most)
> Population: 39,346,023 (the largest)

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43. Arizona
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -15.2% (-49,215)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 273,584 (19th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 322,799 (21st most)
> Population: 7,174,064 (14th largest)

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