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American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

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27. Vermont
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -19.8% (-5,481)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 22,197 (3rd least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 27,678 (3rd least)
> Population: 624,340 (2nd smallest)

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26. Utah
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -19.9% (-126,195)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 506,367 (8th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 632,562 (8th most)
> Population: 3,151,239 (21st smallest)

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25. Wisconsin
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -20.0% (-79,092)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 316,376 (16th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 395,468 (16th most)
> Population: 5,806,975 (20th largest)

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24. Massachusetts
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -20.4% (-29,159)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 113,472 (19th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 142,631 (18th least)
> Population: 6,873,003 (15th largest)

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23. Virginia
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -20.7% (-73,009)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 278,978 (18th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 351,987 (18th most)
> Population: 8,509,358 (12th largest)

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