Special Report

American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

17. West Virginia
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -22.6% (-27,065)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 92,541 (16th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 119,606 (15th least)
> Population: 1,807,426 (13th smallest)

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16. Nebraska
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -22.6% (-11,209)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 38,309 (7th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 49,518 (8th least)
> Population: 1,923,826 (14th smallest)

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15. Connecticut
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -22.9% (-37,473)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 126,268 (22nd least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 163,741 (23rd least)
> Population: 3,570,549 (22nd smallest)

14. Nevada
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -23.0% (-24,174)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 80,710 (13th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 104,884 (13th least)
> Population: 3,030,281 (19th smallest)

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13. Missouri
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -24.4% (-84,481)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 261,399 (21st most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 345,880 (19th most)
> Population: 6,124,160 (18th largest)

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