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American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

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37. Oregon
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -17.7% (-43,192)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 201,022 (24th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 244,214 (24th most)
> Population: 4,176,346 (24th smallest)

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36. Alaska
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -18.0% (-8,734)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 39,759 (8th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 48,493 (7th least)
> Population: 736,990 (3rd smallest)

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35. New Mexico
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -18.4% (-19,499)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 86,322 (15th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 105,821 (14th least)
> Population: 2,097,021 (15th smallest)

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34. Oklahoma
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -18.5% (-40,879)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 180,342 (25th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 221,221 (25th most)
> Population: 3,949,342 (23rd smallest)

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33. Pennsylvania
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -18.9% (-144,676)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 619,530 (7th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 764,206 (7th most)
> Population: 12,794,885 (5th largest)

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