Special Report

American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

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42. North Dakota
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -15.8% (-6,689)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 35,732 (6th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 42,421 (5th least)
> Population: 760,394 (4th smallest)

41. Tennessee
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -16.2% (-81,173)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 420,199 (10th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 501,372 (12th most)
> Population: 6,772,268 (16th largest)

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40. Montana
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -17.1% (-14,535)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 70,552 (12th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 85,087 (12th least)
> Population: 1,061,705 (8th smallest)

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39. Iowa
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -17.1% (-26,395)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 127,848 (23rd least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 154,243 (21st least)
> Population: 3,150,011 (20th smallest)

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38. Maine
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -17.4% (-11,329)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 53,787 (10th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 65,116 (10th least)
> Population: 1,340,825 (9th smallest)

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