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GUNLAND USA

A State-by-State Ranking of Gun Shows, Gun Retailers, Machine Guns, and Gun Manufacturers

Section Five: Summary of State Rankings

State Gun Shows2 Retailers Machine Gun Dealers Machine Guns Manufacturers
Alabama . 25 19 11 29
Alaska . 31 32 43 44
Arizona . 24 3 10 3
Arkansas . 28 30 33 22
California 5 2 6 3 2
Colorado . 20 22 27 22
Connecticut . 40 18 4 6
Delaware . 49 50 50 44
Florida 3 5 2 2 4
Georgia . 9 7 6 17
Hawaii . 48 49 49 44
Idaho . 32 37 37 27
Illinois 4 10 11 12 9
Indiana 6 12 13 9 29
Iowa . 23 37 44 39
Kansas . 30 29 40 17
Kentucky . 18 21 23 29
Louisiana . 22 15 28 29
Maine . 41 40 35 27
Maryland . 37 17 13 17
Massachusetts . 33 23 24 12
Michigan . 4 10 17 29
Minnesota . 13 30 26 9
Mississippi . 26 27 32 44
Missouri . 7 12 19 17
Montana . 27 34 42 6
Nebraska . 35 37 39 39
Nevada . 42 26 30 29
New Hampshire . 45 23 22 17
New Jersey . 46 33 29 44
New Mexico . 36 28 31 39
New York . 8 42 21 4
North Carolina 7 11 8 16 29
North Dakota . 43 47 46 44
Ohio 9 6 5 8 6
Oklahoma . 19 20 15 22
Oregon 8 16 13 20 12
Pennsylvania 2 3 4 7 9
Rhode Island . 50 42 48 44
South Carolina . 34 48 34 39
South Dakota . 44 34 45 12
Tennessee . 17 16 18 15
Texas 1 1 1 1 1
Utah . 38 42 14 22
Vermont . 47 42 47 29
Virginia . 14 9 5 15
Washington . 21 42 36 22
West Virginia . 29 34 38 39
Wisconsin . 15 23 25 29
Wyoming . 39 40 41 29

2Gun show data available only for the top 10 states.

Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; ranking computed by the Violence Policy Center.





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