Special Report

American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

37. Oklahoma
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -14.2% (-39,333)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 237,786 (25th most)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 277,119 (25th most)
> Population: 3,949,342 (23rd smallest)

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36. New Mexico
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -14.7% (-19,689)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 114,354 (15th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 134,043 (14th fewest)
> Population: 2,097,021 (15th smallest)

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35. Oregon
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -15.3% (-47,135)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 261,908 (24th most)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 309,043 (24th most)
> Population: 4,176,346 (24th smallest)

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34. Texas
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -15.8% (-211,633)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 1,130,588 (3rd most)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 1,342,221 (4th most)
> Population: 28,635,442 (2nd largest)

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33. Mississippi
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -15.8% (-33,487)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 178,383 (24th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 211,870 (24th fewest)
> Population: 2,981,835 (17th smallest)

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