Special Report

American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States

32. Pennsylvania
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -16.2% (-156,459)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 810,491 (6th most)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 966,950 (7th most)
> Population: 12,794,885 (5th largest)

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31. Florida
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -16.3% (-192,362)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 988,563 (4th most)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 1,180,925 (5th most)
> Population: 21,216,924 (3rd largest)

30. Idaho
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -16.3% (-30,487)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 156,533 (21st fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 187,020 (19th fewest)
> Population: 1,754,367 (12th smallest)

29. Tennessee
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -16.7% (-110,173)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 548,996 (10th most)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 659,169 (10th most)
> Population: 6,772,268 (16th largest)

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28. Louisiana
> Change in background checks Jan.-Aug. 2021 to Jan.-Aug. 2022: -17.0% (-45,364)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2022: 221,651 (25th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Jan.-Aug. 2021: 267,015 (25th fewest)
> Population: 4,664,616 (25th largest)

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