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Illinois Reports Higher Gun Sales per Capita Than Most States This Year

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Americans have more guns than anywhere else in the world, and gun sales in the U.S. continue to eclipse those in any other country. This is true both in terms of gun ownership by person and absolute sales. America, without question, is the gun sales and gun ownership capital of the world.

In Illinois, an estimated 2,391,500 guns were sold from January through July 2022 based on FBI background check data. Adjusted for population, this is equal to about 188.1 firearm sales for every 1,000 people, the second highest gun sale rate among states.

Compared to the same seven-month period in 2021, gun sales have slowed in Illinois. An estimated 6,707,500 guns were sold in the state from January through July last year, 64.3% more than there have been this year.

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