Know The Numbers: US Gun Ownership By State

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“Injury Prevention,” a scholarly journal, released what may be the closest look yet at gun ownership across the US. Their survey, published in 2015, asked a representative sample of 4,000 adults nationwide whether they own firearms. The findings helped the research group estimate gun ownership rates in each state. The national average is 29.1%

From lowest to highest:

Delaware – 5.2%

Rhode Island – 5.8%

New York – 10.3%

New Jersey – 11.3%

New Hampshire – 14.4%

Connecticut – 16.6%

Ohio – 19.6%

Nebraska – 19.8%

California – 19.8%

Maryland – 20.7%

Massachusetts – 22.6%

Maine – 22.6%

Washington DC – 25.9%

Illinois – 26.2%

Oregon – 26.6%

Pennsylvania – 27.1%

Missouri – 27.1%

Washington – 27.7%

North Carolina – 28.7%

Vermont – 28.8%

Michigan – 28.8%

Virginia – 29.3%

Oklahoma – 31.2%

Georgia – 31.6%

Utah – 31.9%

Kansas – 32.2%

Arizona – 32.3%

Florida – 32.5%

Indiana – 33.8%

Iowa – 33.8%

Colorado – 34.3%

Wisconsin – 34.7%

South Dakota – 35%

Texas – 35.7%

Minnesota – 36.7%

Nevada – 37.5%

Tennessee – 39.4%

Kentucky – 42.4%

Mississippi – 42.8%

South Carolina – 44.4%

Louisiana – 44.5%

Hawaii – 45.1%

North Dakota – 47.9%

Alabama – 48.9%

New Mexico – 49.9%

Montana – 52.3%

Wyoming – 53.8%

West Virginia – 54.2%

Idaho – 56.9%

Arkansas – 57.9%

Alaska – 61.7%

Original story: www.cbsnews.com