Special Report

American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

32. Idaho
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -19.3% (-28,520)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 119,491 (21st least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 148,011 (19th least)
> Population: 1,754,367 (12th smallest)

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31. Texas
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -19.4% (-206,511)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 855,905 (3rd most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 1,062,416 (4th most)
> Population: 28,635,442 (2nd largest)

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30. Mississippi
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -19.6% (-32,880)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 134,642 (24th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 167,522 (24th least)
> Population: 2,981,835 (17th smallest)

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29. Louisiana
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -19.6% (-41,579)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 170,127 (25th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 211,706 (25th least)
> Population: 4,664,616 (25th largest)

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28. Florida
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -19.8% (-184,775)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 748,659 (4th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 933,434 (5th most)
> Population: 21,216,924 (3rd largest)

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