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How Heavily armed is your State?

Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF’s National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census.

While the ATF’s National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record is the only accessible list of its kind, it is not all-inclusive. NFA firearms only include the categories regulated by The National Firearms Act of 1934: machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, suppressors, destructive devices like bombs and grenades, concealable devices with the ability to discharge a shot through the energy of an explosive, and any firearm with a bore over half an inch that has not been determined to have a legitimate sporting use.

But some guns fall outside of this scope, and many aren’t registered, meaning surveys on gun ownership come to different conclusions. For a look at those results, check out this list.

51. New York

While this list is lengthy, it does not include categories like pistols, which make up a large percentage of the guns in the U.S. As such, the total numbers of guns in each state would actually be much higher than the figures here.

New York comes in at number 51, with only 3.3 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 64,353 registered firearms dispersed among 19,651,127 people.

50. Rhode Island

For every 1,000 residents in Rhode Island, there are 3.8 guns. That’s 3,973 registered firearms dispersed among 1,051,511 people.

49. Delaware

For every 1,000 residents in Delaware, there are 4.2 guns. That’s 3,907 registered firearms dispersed among 925,749 people.

48. Michigan

For every 1,000 residents in Michigan, there are 4.3 guns. That’s 42,855 registered firearms dispersed among 9,895,622 people.

47. Massachusetts

For every 1,000 residents in Massachusetts, there are 4.9 guns. That’s 32,682 registered firearms dispersed among 6,692,824 people.

Here, Charlie Cahill and his friend Ryan Tormey, both twelve-year-olds from Massachusetts, inspect the action on semi-automatic pistols at the 133rd NRA National Convention.

46. Hawaii

For every 1,000 residents in Hawaii, there are 5.1 guns. That’s 7,105 registered firearms dispersed among 1,404,054 people.

45. New Jersey

For every 1,000 residents in New Jersey, there are 5.8 guns. That’s 51,670 registered firearms dispersed among 8,899,339 people. Here, a man checks out a handgun for sale at the RTSP shooting range in Randolph, New Jersey.

44. Iowa

For every 1,000 residents in Iowa, there are 6.1 guns. That’s 18,880 registered firearms dispersed among 3,090,416 people.

43. Vermont

For every 1,000 residents in Vermont, there are 6.4 guns. That’s 4,032 registered firearms dispersed among 626,630 people.

42. Mississippi

For every 1,000 residents in Mississippi, there are 6.8 guns. That’s 20,389 registered firearms dispersed among 2,991,207 people.

41. Nebraska

For every 1,000 residents in Nebraska, there are 7.4 guns. That’s 13,864 registered firearms dispersed among 1,868,516 people.

40. California

For every 1,000 residents in California, there are 7.6 guns. That’s 292,877 registered firearms dispersed among 38,332,521 people.

39. Wisconsin

For every 1,000 residents in Wisconsin, there are 7.8 guns. That’s 44,705 registered firearms dispersed among 5,742,713 people.

38. Missouri

For every 1,000 residents in Missouri, there are 8.5 guns. That’s 51,550 registered firearms dispersed among 6,044,171 people.

37. Washington

For every 1,000 residents in Washington, there are 8.6 guns. That’s 60,009 registered firearms dispersed among 6,971,406 people.

36. Maine

For every 1,000 residents in Maine, there are 8.7 guns. That’s 11,509 registered firearms dispersed among 1,328,302 people.

35. Illinois

For every 1,000 residents in Illinois, there are 9.2 guns. That’s 118,295 registered firearms dispersed among 12,882,135 people.

33 (tie). West Virginia

For every 1,000 residents in West Virginia, there are 9.4 guns. That’s 17,429 registered firearms dispersed among 1,854,304 people.

33 (tie). Arizona

For every 1,000 residents in Arizona, there are 9.4 guns. That’s 62,527 registered firearms dispersed among 6,626,624 people. Here, participants check out assault rifles on display at the Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.

31 (tie). North Dakota

For every 1,000 residents in North Dakota, there are 9.5 guns. That’s 6,863 registered firearms dispersed among 723,393 people.

31 (tie). Minnesota

For every 1,000 residents in Minnesota, there are 9.5 guns. That’s 51,658 registered firearms dispersed among 5,420,380 people.

30. Florida

Florida comes in at number 30, with 10.2 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s a staggering 199,828 registered firearms dispersed among 19,552,860 people.

29. Kansas

For every 1,000 residents in Kansas, there are 11 guns. That’s 31,926 registered firearms dispersed among 2,893,957 people.

28. North Carolina

For every 1,000 residents in North Carolina, there are 11.1 guns. That’s 109,388 registered firearms dispersed among 9,848,060 people.

25 (tie). Tennessee

Tennessee comes in at number 25, with 11.3 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 73,320 registered firearms among 6,495,978 people.

25 (tie). Montana

For every 1,000 residents in Montana, there are 11.3 guns. That’s 11,461 registered firearms dispersed among 1,015,165 people.

25 (tie). Connecticut

Connecticut is tied with Tennessee and Montana at number 25, with 11.3 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 40,740 registered firearms among 3,596,080 people.

23 (tie). Oregon

For every 1,000 residents in Oregon, there are 11.4 guns. That’s 44,811 registered firearms among 3,930,065 people.

23 (tie). Ohio

Ohio is tied with Oregon for number 23 because it has the same number of guns per capita. That being said, the actual number of registered firearms in Ohio is much greater than the figure in Oregon because of its much larger population.

22. South Dakota

South Dakota comes in at number 22, with 11.5 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 9,677 registered firearms dispersed among 844,877 people.

21. South Carolina

For every 1,000 residents in South Carolina, there are 11.6 guns. That’s 55,286 registered firearms among 4,774,839 people.

20. Colorado

Colorado comes in at number 20, with 12 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 63,178 registered firearms among 5,268,367 people.

19. Oklahoma

For every 1,000 residents in Oklahoma, there are 12.3 guns. That’s 47,419 registered firearms among 3,850,568 people.

18. Texas

Texas comes in at number 18, with 12.8 guns on record for every 1,000 residents. That’s 337,309 firearms among 26,448,193 people. In fact, the actual numbers are probably higher because Texans are not required by law to register their firearms. As such, the ATF can only count those who seek background checks.

17. Utah

For every 1,000 residents in Utah, there are 12.9 guns. That’s 37,490 registered firearms among 2,900,872 people.

16. Kentucky

Kentucky comes in at number 16, with 13.5 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 59,240 registered firearms among 4,395,295 people.

15. Indiana

For every 1,000 residents in Indiana, there are 14.1 guns. That’s 92,700 registered firearms among 6,570,902 people.

13 (tie). New Hampshire

New Hampshire comes in at number 13, with 14.6 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 19,284 registered firearms dispersed among 1,323,459 people.

13 (tie). Georgia

Georgia is tied with New Hampshire in the number 13 slot with the same number of guns per capita, but with a larger figure of individual guns in the state, due to its larger population. For every 1,000 residents in Georgia, there are 14.6 guns. That’s 145,412 registered firearms dispersed among 9,992,167 people.

11 (tie). Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania comes in at number 11, with 15 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 88,732 registered firearms among 5,928,814 people.

11 (tie). Maryland

Maryland is tied with Pennsylvania for number 11 slot. For every 1,000 residents in Maryland, there are 15 guns. That’s 88,732 registered firearms among 5,928,814 people.

10. Louisiana

Louisiana comes in at number 10, with 15.1 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 69,668 registered firearms among 4,625,470 people.

9. Alaska

For every 1,000 residents in Alaska, there are 15.2 guns. That’s a total of 11,167 registered firearms among 735,132 people.

8. Nevada

Nevada comes in at number eight, with 19.5 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 54,436 registered firearms among 2,790,136 people.

7. Alabama

For every 1,000 residents in Alabama, there are 20 guns. That’s a total of 96,744 registered firearms among 4,833,722 people.

6. Idaho

Idaho comes in at number six, with 24.2 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 39,019 registered firearms among 1,612,136 people.

5. Virginia

For every 1,000 residents in Virginia, there are 30.1 guns. That’s a total of 248,939 registered firearms among 8,260,405 people.

4. New Mexico

New Mexico comes in at number four, with 40.5 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 84,471 registered firearms among 2,085,287 people.

3. Arkansas

For every 1,000 residents in Arkansas, there are 41.6 guns. That’s a total of 123,130 registered firearms among 2,959,373 people.

2. District of Columbia

The District of Columbia comes in at number two in the nation, with 66.4 guns for every 1,000 residents. That’s 42,897 registered firearms dispersed among only 646,449 people.

1. Wyoming

Wyoming has the highest number of registered guns per capita of any state in America. For every 1,000 residents, there are 195.7 guns, about three times the rate of second-place D.C. That’s 114,052 registered firearms in a state with a population of only 582,658 people.

Source: Cbs news

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