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15 States Where Gun Sales Continue To Fall

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5. New Mexico
> Change in background checks Sep 2022-Oct 2022: -4.5% (-619)
> Firearm background checks, Oct 2022: 13,284 (14th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Sep 2022: 13,903 (15th fewest)
> Change in background checks Jan-Oct 2021 to Jan-Oct 2022: -4.7% — 6th smallest decrease (-6,999)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2022: 141,541 (15th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2021: 148,540 (14th fewest)
> 2021 population: 2,115,877 (15th smallest)

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4. South Carolina
> Change in background checks Sep 2022-Oct 2022: -6.3% (-2,183)
> Firearm background checks, Oct 2022: 32,379 (25th most)
> Firearm background checks, Sep 2022: 34,562 (24th most)
> Change in background checks Jan-Oct 2021 to Jan-Oct 2022: -8.4% — 21st largest decrease (-31,137)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2022: 339,477 (23rd most)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2021: 370,614 (22nd most)
> 2021 population: 5,190,705 (23rd largest)

3. Nevada
> Change in background checks Sep 2022-Oct 2022: -6.9% (-755)
> Firearm background checks, Oct 2022: 10,128 (10th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Sep 2022: 10,883 (12th fewest)
> Change in background checks Jan-Oct 2021 to Jan-Oct 2022: -14.0% — 9th largest decrease (-20,556)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2022: 126,072 (13th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2021: 146,628 (13th fewest)
> 2021 population: 3,143,991 (19th smallest)

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2. Indiana
> Change in background checks Sep 2022-Oct 2022: -9.2% (-7,197)
> Firearm background checks, Oct 2022: 71,455 (9th most)
> Firearm background checks, Sep 2022: 78,652 (8th most)
> Change in background checks Jan-Oct 2021 to Jan-Oct 2022: -36.0% — 2nd largest decrease (-528,293)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2022: 939,899 (7th most)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2021: 1,468,192 (4th most)
> 2021 population: 6,805,985 (17th largest)

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1. Wyoming
> Change in background checks Sep 2022-Oct 2022: -10.8% (-639)
> Firearm background checks, Oct 2022: 5,271 (5th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Sep 2022: 5,910 (6th fewest)
> Change in background checks Jan-Oct 2021 to Jan-Oct 2022: -9.4% — 18th largest decrease (-5,923)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2022: 56,991 (5th fewest)
> Firearm background checks, Jan-Oct 2021: 62,914 (6th fewest)
> 2021 population: 578,803 (the smallest)

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