Special Report

16 States Where Gun Sales Are Still Skyrocketing

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1. North Carolina
> Change in background checks, Apr 2022-Apr 2023: +84.5% (+36,398 — the largest increase)
> Firearm background checks, Apr 2023: 79,484 — 17th most
> Firearm background checks, Apr 2022: 43,086 — 17th most
> Firearm background checks per 1,000 residents, Apr 2023: 7.4 — 17th most
> Firearm background checks per 1,000 residents, Apr 2022: 4.0 — 11th fewest
> Most common type of firearm check, Apr 2023: Long guns
> 2022 population: 10,698,973 — 9th largest

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