Where Does Your State Rank Among The Most ‘Heavily Armed’? See Here! – American Military News

Where Does Your State Rank Among The Most ‘Heavily Armed’? See Here!

Gun laws vary from state to state, but how big of an impact do they have on gun ownership and gun safety? Also, where does your state rank?

Thanks to the ATF’s numbers based on the 2013 census, all the information has been compiled together for us. The rankings include sales of the following:

 

  • machine guns
  • short-barreled rifles and shotguns,
  • suppressors
  • destructive devices like bombs and grenades
  • concealable devices with the ability to discharge a shot through the energy of an explosive
  • any firearm with a bore over half an inch that has not been determined to have a legitimate sporting use.

You’ll note, handguns are not included, thus making these rankings slightly skewed. Either way here they are:

44. New York: 3.3 guns per 1,000 residents

43. Rhode Island: 3.8 guns per 1,000 residents

42. Delaware: 4.2 guns per 1,000 residents

41. Michigan: 4.3 guns per 1,000 residents

40. Massachusetts: 4.9 guns per 1,000 residents

39. Hawaii: 5.1 guns per 1,000 residents

38. New Jersey: 5.8 guns per 1,000 residents

37. Iowa: 6.1 guns per 1,000 residents

36. Vermont: 6.4 guns per 1,000 residents

35. Mississippi: 6.8 guns per 1,000 residents

34. Nebraska: 7.4 guns per 1,000 residents

33. California: 7.6 guns per 1,000 residents

32. Wisconsin: 7.8 guns per 1,000 residents

31. Missouri: 8.5 guns per 1,000 residents

30. Washington: 8.6 guns per 1,000 residents

29. Maine: 8.7 guns per 1,000 residents

28. Illinois: 9.2 guns per 1,000 residents

27. West Virginia: (tie) 9.4 guns per 1,000 residents

27. Arizona: (tie) 9.4 guns per 1,000 residents

26. North Dakota: (tie) 9.5 guns per 1,000 residents

26. Minnesota (tie) 9.5 guns per 1,000 residents

25. Florida 10.2 guns per 1,000 residents

24. Kansas: 11 guns per 1,000 residents

23. North Carolina: 11.1 guns per 1,000 residents

22. Tennessee: (tie) 11.3 guns per 1,000 residents

22. Montana: (tie) 11.3 guns per 1,000 residents

22. Connecticut: (tie) 11.3 guns per 1,000 residents

21. Oregon: (tie) 11.4 guns per 1,000 residents

21. Ohio: (tie) 11.4 guns per 1,000 residents

20. South Dakota: 11.5 guns per 1,000 residents

19. South Carolina: 11.6 guns per 1,000 residents

18. Colorado: 12 guns per 1,000 residents

17. Oklahoma: 12.3 guns per 1,000 residents

16. Texas: 12.8 guns per 1,000 residents

15. Utah: 12.9 guns per 1,000 residents

14. Kentucky: 13.5 guns per 1,000 residents

13. Indiana: 14.1 guns per 1,000 residents

12. New Hampshire: (tie) 14.6 guns per 1,000 residents

12. Georgia: (tie) 14.6 guns per 1000 residents

11. Pennsylvania: (tie) 15 guns per 1,000 residents

11. Maryland: (tie) 15 guns per 1,000 residents

10. Louisiana: 15.1 guns per 1,000 residents

9. Alaska: 15.2 guns per 1,000 residents

8. Nevada: 19.5 guns per 1,000 residents

7. Alabama: 20 guns per 1,000 residents

6. Idaho: 24.2 guns per 1,000 residents

5. Virginia: 30.1 guns per 1,000 residents

4. New Mexico: 40.5 guns per 1,000 residents

3. Arkansas: 41.6 guns per 1,000 residents

2. Washington, D.C.: 66.4 guns per 1,000 residents

1. Wyoming: 195.7 guns per 1,000 residents

Read more at CBS News

Where does your state rank? Sound off in the comments below!