A new study ranks Ohio No. 28 for retail gun sales per person in America in 2018. There were 55.2 sales per 100,000 people last year, marking a 20.8% increase since 2009.
Despite being in-between mass shootings, guns remain among the most divisive issues in American culture and much of it is geographical.
To understand the divide, Security.org today released a study titled Gun Country: Where In The U.S. Are Guns Most Popular based on the most recent background check data released by the FBI through 2018.
Below are key national findings:
- 10 States with Highest Gun Sales Per Person: Montana (141.9 per 100,000 people), Alaska (140.1), South Dakota (121.9), West Virginia (129.9), Wyoming (113.7), Oregon (103), New Hampshire (100.1), North Dakota (99.2), Oklahoma (97.4) and Tennessee (95.4).
- 10 States with Lowest Gun Sales Per Person: C. (5.8 per 100,000 people), New Jersey (13.5), Massachusetts (16.6), New York (18.8), Nebraska (21.6), North Carolina (22.2), Iowa (22.3), Rhode Island (25.5), California (26) and Maryland (26.4).
- Gun Sales by Region: West (84.4 per 100,000 people), Mid-West (62.8), South (60.1), North East (51.3)