Special Report

American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

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12. Maryland
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -24.5% (-37,052)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 114,372 (20th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 151,424 (20th least)
> Population: 6,037,624 (19th largest)

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11. Michigan
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -26.1% (-142,515)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 403,011 (11th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 545,526 (9th most)
> Population: 9,973,907 (10th largest)

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10. South Dakota
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -26.7% (-15,201)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 41,772 (9th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 56,973 (9th least)
> Population: 879,336 (5th smallest)

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9. Arkansas
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -27.1% (-42,210)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 113,314 (18th least)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 155,524 (22nd least)
> Population: 3,011,873 (18th smallest)

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8. Alabama
> Change in sales, Jan-Jun 2021 to 2022: -27.4% (-141,143)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2022: 374,096 (13th most)
> Firearm background checks, first half 2021: 515,239 (10th most)
> Population: 4,893,186 (24th largest)

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