Special Report

American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

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22. South Carolina
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -20.9% (-55,531)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 209,843 (23rd most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 265,374 (22nd most)
> Population: 5,091,517 (23rd largest)

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21. New Hampshire
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -21.7% (-18,273)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 66,013 (11th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 84,286 (11th least)
> Population: 1,355,244 (10th smallest)

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20. Kansas
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -21.9% (-26,646)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 95,135 (17th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 121,781 (16th least)
> Population: 2,912,619 (16th smallest)

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19. Colorado
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -21.9% (-74,707)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 266,553 (20th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 341,260 (20th most)
> Population: 5,684,926 (21st largest)

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18. Wyoming
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -22.2% (-10,032)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 35,169 (5th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 45,201 (6th least)
> Population: 581,348 (the smallest)

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