NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2010
January 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  24,397 30,456 26,403 20,791 18,752 18,801 20,513 23,813 23,344       207,270              
  Alaska 3,821 4,649 5,577 6,411 5,385 5,126 5,129 5,735 5,188       47,021              
  Arizona 15,687 19,737 18,142 16,578 15,048 13,846 14,910 16,826 17,027       147,801              
  Arkansas 13,506 18,988 16,781 14,563 11,251 12,677 12,316 13,877 15,907       129,866              
  California 63,048 64,271 74,011 80,750 69,344 61,889 62,682 65,506 60,530       602,031              
  Colorado 24,265 25,008 26,781 23,609 21,575 21,273 21,849 25,298 23,433       213,091              
  Connecticut 15,346 14,929 19,380 15,922 13,890 14,432 12,848 14,183 13,743       134,673              
  Delaware 1,638 1,387 1,878 1,439 1,227 1,222 1,272 1,418 1,571       13,052              
  District of Columbia 21 29 52 35 26 21 37 23 29       273              
  Florida 46,404 50,797 51,836 42,794 39,988 39,190 40,949 42,301 42,666       396,925              
  Georgia 29,217 35,867 32,199 24,065 21,440 21,083 21,897 23,723 24,281       233,772              
  Guam 53 52 60 35 46 29 43 50 41       409              
  Hawaii 826 829 1,055 963 787 895 783 874 874       7,886              
  Idaho 7,252 8,724 9,051 7,814 7,017 6,472 5,973 6,798 8,017       67,118              
  Illinois 58,343 55,994 65,629 53,929 45,009 52,369 50,122 59,738 58,617       499,750              
  Indiana 27,193 30,162 32,174 25,232 24,879 25,869 24,070 29,281 27,346       246,206              
  Iowa 10,429 10,673 13,878 9,720 7,568 7,847 6,921 7,723 9,588       84,347              
  Kansas  11,571 13,308 12,889 9,529 8,360 8,099 8,428 10,317 11,262       93,763              
  Kentucky 201,899 211,077 211,068 211,261 213,810 216,147 219,640 181,135 172,165       1,838,202              
  Louisiana 16,562 19,631 18,069 13,373 12,402 13,340 15,351 19,062 24,914       152,704              
  Maine  3,949 4,916 5,941 5,073 4,219 4,308 4,143 5,119 6,817       44,485              
  Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0              
  Maryland 7,055 6,974 8,437 6,992 6,097 5,753 6,047 6,823 6,809       60,987              
  Massachusetts 8,882 8,302 10,018 8,748 7,926 7,959 7,845 9,673 10,818       80,171              
  Michigan 26,082 31,742 37,529 29,383 25,102 22,964 21,625 26,506 30,062       250,995              
  Minnesota  20,181 21,210 29,495 26,351 20,172 21,173 19,268 24,702 31,519       214,071              
  Mississippi 12,266 16,277 13,284 9,702 9,100 9,040 10,321 12,666 13,250       105,906              
  Missouri 26,169 34,082 33,666 26,289 23,067 23,624 22,889 26,607 27,317       243,710              
  Montana 6,771 8,525 9,108 8,367 7,361 7,421 7,058 8,707 9,441       72,759              
  Nebraska 4,060 4,620 5,480 4,141 3,567 3,627 3,252 4,228 4,768       37,743              
  Nevada 7,705 8,959 10,375 9,294 8,692 7,610 7,500 8,228 7,908       76,271              
  New Hampshire  6,253 6,377 7,705 6,911 5,694 5,666 5,711 6,093 6,987       57,397              
  New Jersey 4,038 3,655 4,949 4,215 3,913 3,787 3,728 3,801 4,078       36,164              
  New Mexico 7,971 10,513 10,359 8,599 7,727 7,867 8,829 8,914 8,743       79,522              
  New York 17,411 18,302 22,365 19,906 16,001 16,345 15,277 18,015 22,021       165,643              
  North Carolina 27,260 32,128 30,488 23,378 20,806 21,312 22,358 26,494 26,711       230,935              
  North Dakota 3,064 3,253 4,035 3,726 3,279 3,154 2,818 3,629 4,733       31,691              
  Ohio 30,348 34,190 38,472 31,312 25,857 23,934 26,464 28,258 30,234       269,069              
  Oklahoma 17,538 24,308 19,616 17,750 15,202 14,331 15,970 17,819 17,862       160,396              
  Oregon  13,157 16,920 18,422 16,031 14,063 13,236 12,364 13,652 16,035       133,880              
  Pennsylvania 47,456 47,352 65,871 50,249 41,779 43,153 43,054 47,362 52,002       438,278              
  Puerto Rico 597 635 691 642 613 650 735 742 706       6,011              
  Rhode Island 1,270 1,316 1,542 1,199 1,052 1,044 990 1,151 1,178       10,742              
  South Carolina 16,697 20,358 18,306 14,441 13,570 14,532 13,501 15,262 15,413       142,080              
  South Dakota 4,009 5,010 5,388 4,561 3,889 3,696 3,810 4,761 6,051       41,175              
  Tennessee 26,056 47,562 43,340 30,453 23,904 26,099 27,459 30,419 31,436       286,728              
  Texas  73,787 87,849 77,795 65,012 61,789 60,337 67,262 81,327 78,300       653,458              
  Utah 42,200 22,622 17,173 109,391 18,308 17,437 65,785 13,179 38,412       344,507              
  Vermont 1,495 2,234 2,630 2,053 1,638 1,433 1,523 1,698 2,344       17,048              
  Virgin Islands 85 113 130 161 87 156 190 151 158       1,231              
  Virginia 22,145 25,620 30,216 44,137 27,723 16,652 21,272 22,580 22,314       232,659              
  Washington 27,184 30,358 32,149 27,816 24,989 24,456 23,826 26,001 28,670       245,449              
  West Virginia 11,693 14,737 13,794 11,180 9,350 9,774 10,050 11,116 13,298       104,992              
  Wisconsin  12,734 16,017 21,554 16,471 11,567 11,437 10,964 15,192 18,610       134,546              
  Wyoming 3,266 4,013 4,382 4,013 3,911 3,668 3,265 3,804 4,332       34,654              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2009
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  29,770 30,391 27,949 21,322 20,277 18,538 21,001 24,123 24,221 27,346 30,734 42,196 317,868              
  Alaska 4,227 4,652 5,140 5,775 4,878 4,419 4,263 5,076 4,885 6,724 4,726 6,015 60,780              
  Arizona 20,293 21,423 21,766 20,896 17,837 18,953 16,099 14,956 14,619 14,831 14,003 19,703 215,379              
  Arkansas 17,819 21,434 19,172 19,326 13,435 14,489 14,074 14,319 15,465 18,480 18,795 23,034 209,842              
  California 72,039 62,736 72,248 73,315 64,304 63,190 61,389 65,927 62,920 64,468 56,392 69,236 788,164              
  Colorado 28,193 29,189 32,067 30,277 27,595 24,127 20,949 22,782 21,855 22,940 24,466 29,201 313,641              
  Connecticut 18,593 19,264 21,879 19,564 16,972 16,887 15,338 15,081 15,448 14,754 13,520 15,154 202,454              
  Delaware 1,860 1,886 2,031 1,736 1,439 1,318 1,245 1,545 1,520 1,763 1,926 2,261 20,530              
  District of Columbia 34 40 40 34 29 28 25 31 28 28 33 19 369              
  Florida 51,169 53,862 55,646 48,761 40,976 38,505 38,918 40,232 39,874 44,824 46,324 57,449 556,540              
  Georgia 39,703 44,226 40,635 30,714 24,765 24,872 23,360 25,045 24,701 28,353 27,511 39,352 373,237              
  Guam 54 34 27 40 38 45 34 42 41 50 43 62 510              
  Hawaii 894 792 1,086 1,013 897 758 813 687 867 853 859 992 10,511              
  Idaho 8,903 9,851 11,281 9,396 6,886 6,798 6,207 6,930 7,615 8,237 7,406 9,733 99,243              
  Illinois 62,068 58,938 72,066 82,671 64,049 52,126 47,204 54,912 60,010 65,610 64,018 68,399 752,071              
  Indiana 23,196 24,131 25,741 20,245 16,093 14,038 14,138 19,136 25,710 29,405 29,522 32,448 273,803              
  Iowa 11,987 11,199 13,542 10,764 7,354 6,646 6,309 7,213 8,711 11,607 11,146 13,755 120,233              
  Kansas  14,131 13,268 14,201 11,607 9,031 7,979 8,181 10,762 10,137 13,343 14,017 16,327 142,984              
  Kentucky 167,035 173,104 175,314 174,987 174,703 175,957 179,312 182,433 187,031 194,580 195,656 209,466 2,189,578              
  Louisiana 22,219 21,639 21,067 17,171 14,561 13,579 15,059 18,088 25,613 22,882 22,565 32,641 247,084              
  Maine  4,200 4,676 5,782 5,148 3,948 3,763 3,847 4,406 5,887 7,967 5,444 5,887 60,955              
  Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Maryland 8,734 9,271 9,733 8,445 6,328 6,453 6,344 6,379 7,152 8,169 9,498 8,685 95,191              
  Massachusetts 8,960 8,230 10,135 9,236 7,827 7,487 6,730 6,682 7,681 8,887 8,631 8,378 98,864              
  Michigan 30,182 32,473 38,803 34,713 25,954 24,233 23,268 26,423 28,759 31,974 32,954 32,436 362,172              
  Minnesota  22,768 23,895 32,695 31,130 19,636 18,162 17,426 21,487 25,748 29,398 20,902 21,883 285,130              
  Mississippi 16,201 16,599 13,189 11,131 9,488 8,359 9,717 11,702 12,488 14,967 18,202 25,014 167,057              
  Missouri 32,110 35,664 36,214 30,743 23,401 21,868 21,998 26,207 26,143 33,121 30,743 37,466 355,678              
  Montana 7,519 8,799 9,600 9,076 8,190 7,541 7,082 8,311 8,753 10,521 7,326 9,258 101,976              
  Nebraska 5,702 5,475 6,092 5,495 3,211 3,379 3,103 4,108 4,638 6,017 5,792 6,316 59,328              
  Nevada 10,224 10,154 11,536 10,912 8,004 7,695 6,908 7,597 6,985 8,224 8,367 10,737 107,343              
  New Hampshire  6,165 5,910 7,376 6,975 5,463 4,896 5,239 6,019 6,327 8,681 6,536 6,515 76,102              
  New Jersey 4,216 4,343 5,266 5,060 4,567 4,739 4,428 4,172 4,083 4,953 4,713 4,993 55,533              
  New Mexico 9,635 10,875 10,757 8,676 7,901 7,762 7,168 8,333 8,047 8,776 7,963 10,961 106,854              
  New York 18,383 18,910 22,794 21,727 16,415 16,193 15,824 17,289 21,159 25,423 23,176 23,872 241,165              
  North Carolina 38,538 39,872 37,632 31,413 25,730 23,591 22,884 24,625 25,737 29,399 30,279 38,760 368,460              
  North Dakota 3,523 3,682 3,846 4,714 4,078 3,289 2,933 3,439 4,419 5,749 4,107 4,183 47,962              
  Ohio 33,593 38,939 41,762 35,416 27,137 24,817 25,287 26,574 27,796 33,727 39,266 41,266 395,580              
  Oklahoma 22,098 24,547 21,680 21,163 16,353 13,868 14,752 17,083 16,049 18,934 21,832 26,203 234,562              
  Oregon  16,799 18,063 20,906 16,980 14,086 12,127 11,007 12,204 14,503 14,610 14,938 18,820 185,043              
  Pennsylvania 54,695 57,544 69,675 59,806 45,804 43,428 42,862 44,917 50,424 56,079 60,101 56,361 641,696              
  Puerto Rico 625 609 727 653 637 663 658 689 715 705 585 726 7,992              
  Rhode Island 1,287 1,355 1,557 1,469 1,158 1,072 922 968 1,098 1,355 1,186 1,372 14,799              
  South Carolina 17,818 20,958 19,681 18,209 15,961 13,977 14,914 15,567 16,028 16,984 21,990 22,497 214,584              
  South Dakota 5,447 5,614 5,776 5,533 3,769 3,786 3,652 4,757 5,738 7,578 5,742 6,356 63,748              
  Tennessee 31,505 33,801 34,899 26,003 25,506 23,435 26,032 55,766 27,528 35,780 40,591 48,145 408,991              
  Texas  86,835 96,192 102,372 76,844 71,891 69,421 66,285 80,589 74,929 78,429 95,339 114,889 1,014,015              
  Utah 28,809 16,137 18,402 28,052 16,119 19,092 31,518 20,191 15,749 30,908 12,993 18,166 256,136              
  Vermont 1,619 2,314 2,456 2,129 1,564 1,349 1,437 1,644 2,028 2,421 2,068 2,056 23,085              
  Virgin Islands 183 126 179 213 162 169 120 136 147 113 117 94 1,759              
  Virginia 27,133 29,763 28,923 26,103 19,811 17,106 20,436 20,882 21,425 27,563 27,434 29,884 296,463              
  Washington 31,526 33,303 35,861 32,498 27,031 23,229 21,284 23,384 24,405 27,301 24,453 32,457 336,732              
  West Virginia 13,020 15,097 13,698 12,237 10,016 9,232 9,628 10,435 12,343 15,987 17,419 17,719 156,831              
  Wisconsin  14,071 17,025 23,863 19,575 11,864 10,519 10,489 14,794 17,700 21,119 19,327 16,605 196,951              
  Wyoming 4,553 5,050 5,594 4,931 4,202 4,118 3,421 3,800 3,804 3,663 3,553 4,706 51,395              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2008
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  22,516 26,565 23,827 18,165 19,228 17,454 18,312 21,264 21,365 24,898 39,594 46,244 299,432              
  Alaska 3,266 3,844 4,404 4,745 4,409 3,804 4,102 5,201 7,083 5,926 7,945 7,000 61,729              
  Arizona 17,302 19,279 17,466 16,321 16,274 13,644 14,129 15,201 14,404 16,206 22,813 25,682 208,721              
  Arkansas 13,794 17,726 15,717 12,214 12,463 11,306 11,428 12,925 14,715 18,762 24,251 26,498 191,799              
  California 58,872 59,380 74,599 66,612 64,811 57,322 62,382 63,942 56,404 65,372 73,190 77,512 780,398              
  Colorado 18,057 20,877 22,401 20,016 19,921 18,991 19,673 22,460 21,596 26,115 39,798 35,616 285,521              
  Connecticut 12,621 11,681 12,978 12,549 11,869 10,658 11,352 11,373 12,304 14,573 16,586 17,341 155,885              
  Delaware 1,242 1,380 1,339 1,350 1,162 1,013 1,103 1,296 1,349 1,716 2,512 2,640 18,102              
  District of Columbia 1 53 0 0 0 16 1 1 39 49 55 44 259              
  Florida 38,219 40,476 39,246 36,385 35,887 34,145 34,809 34,316 34,029 44,475 65,859 65,826 503,672              
  Georgia 27,410 32,150 27,880 24,172 23,424 22,513 25,433 25,427 25,289 35,246 46,108 52,322 367,374              
  Guam 27 36 27 37 36 36 28 33 42 55 34 56 447              
  Hawaii 642 563 689 746 565 608 612 615 655 835 989 1,050 8,569              
  Idaho 6,590 8,715 9,166 7,964 7,518 6,778 6,088 7,234 8,095 8,979 11,539 11,791 100,457              
  Illinois 50,878 47,375 55,221 50,664 41,563 36,378 41,247 47,407 54,261 56,784 64,537 69,626 615,941              
  Indiana 17,255 18,649 20,196 14,582 14,259 11,982 12,694 15,500 15,155 20,735 30,367 28,526 219,900              
  Iowa 10,386 8,850 10,569 8,333 6,253 5,103 5,437 6,282 8,426 11,047 13,188 14,456 108,330              
  Kansas  9,405 10,169 10,182 8,680 7,618 6,879 7,070 9,408 8,543 12,231 18,157 17,742 126,084              
  Kentucky 143,573 148,628 146,516 148,367 150,272 146,583 184,555 154,192 155,795 162,086 170,669 169,865 1,881,101              
  Louisiana 17,416 18,034 15,706 13,222 13,171 13,502 14,449 19,179 17,044 27,703 37,761 41,168 248,355              
  Maine  3,363 3,658 4,474 3,955 3,889 3,540 3,550 4,742 5,600 7,802 6,367 5,621 56,561              
  Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Maryland 6,307 7,693 6,895 6,318 5,664 5,283 5,646 5,970 6,437 8,493 13,581 11,296 89,583              
  Massachusetts 11,466 11,024 13,113 11,676 10,247 9,128 9,068 8,676 7,857 8,631 9,777 9,196 119,859              
  Michigan 26,327 27,806 31,514 28,416 24,411 22,283 22,649 26,564 31,250 36,342 41,369 38,404 357,335              
  Minnesota  18,727 20,738 26,018 25,126 18,927 17,390 17,164 21,906 27,447 30,503 28,567 24,662 277,175              
  Mississippi 16,039 15,654 12,065 9,652 10,147 9,602 10,071 13,259 11,328 16,495 27,364 29,392 181,068              
  Missouri 24,210 28,424 28,049 23,721 20,818 18,806 19,159 23,671 21,687 31,440 40,379 41,123 321,487              
  Montana 5,753 7,419 8,100 7,544 8,215 6,928 6,529 7,785 8,612 10,749 9,988 9,977 97,599              
  Nebraska 4,304 4,521 4,526 3,649 3,088 2,636 2,809 3,814 4,364 5,988 8,129 8,761 56,589              
  Nevada 5,329 6,956 7,543 6,164 6,460 5,974 6,687 7,587 6,812 8,850 13,436 13,454 95,252              
  New Hampshire  4,969 4,778 5,862 6,063 5,268 4,826 4,796 5,059 5,030 6,575 7,913 6,154 67,293              
  New Jersey 3,061 3,004 3,313 3,044 2,966 2,692 2,889 2,867 3,186 3,928 4,954 4,621 40,525              
  New Mexico 7,594 9,316 9,001 7,598 7,554 7,433 7,193 7,934 7,691 9,479 12,078 13,260 106,131              
  New York 16,478 17,283 18,748 18,179 15,388 13,191 13,240 15,592 20,428 22,858 27,081 23,454 221,920              
  North Carolina 27,082 30,838 26,027 24,025 22,466 20,951 21,817 23,533 23,083 31,276 45,424 50,951 347,473              
  North Dakota 3,126 3,430 3,673 3,444 3,230 2,877 2,775 3,449 4,651 6,399 5,248 4,530 46,832              
  Ohio 28,065 29,116 29,199 25,222 22,604 19,159 20,652 22,657 23,361 31,341 53,256 45,382 350,014              
  Oklahoma 16,006 19,521 16,347 15,963 14,480 12,812 13,066 16,373 15,318 18,886 32,368 30,472 221,612              
  Oregon  12,399 14,107 16,867 14,644 13,174 12,635 11,154 12,172 14,576 14,609 22,636 20,914 179,887              
  Pennsylvania 44,755 46,646 56,009 45,947 40,630 36,218 38,271 41,911 46,220 55,218 78,828 67,891 598,544              
  Puerto Rico 616 554 434 416 462 474 517 631 658 570 511 660 6,503              
  Rhode Island 921 973 1,122 930 946 744 830 846 931 1,171 1,618 1,373 12,405              
  South Carolina 13,553 17,215 15,445 11,607 11,974 10,499 11,314 12,881 12,515 15,680 27,464 24,794 184,941              
  South Dakota 4,050 4,593 4,634 4,117 3,673 3,171 3,146 5,261 6,193 8,299 7,566 7,786 62,489              
  Tennessee 20,764 25,181 22,006 17,915 17,783 16,905 17,909 20,940 18,460 24,426 38,954 41,576 282,819              
  Texas  66,797 72,001 63,667 59,527 61,039 59,239 56,777 73,208 71,992 92,043 132,359 135,919 944,568              
  Utah 9,538 8,525 9,871 10,937 11,653 13,813 22,972 23,022 10,966 24,217 16,083 19,995 181,592              
  Vermont 1,313 1,941 2,037 1,897 1,597 1,245 1,526 1,553 2,053 2,367 2,417 2,045 21,991              
  Virgin Islands 134 139 76 158 171 159 114 112 126 99 120 128 1,536              
  Virginia 19,553 24,218 22,337 21,146 17,556 14,673 18,112 18,908 20,124 25,120 39,241 37,986 278,974              
  Washington 23,846 26,052 27,638 24,647 23,563 22,815 20,808 22,169 23,879 28,415 37,424 35,333 316,589              
  West Virginia 10,734 13,159 11,339 9,691 9,549 8,448 8,932 10,281 10,770 15,608 19,848 19,330 147,689              
  Wisconsin  11,426 15,311 19,440 16,588 11,354 9,671 9,292 13,495 17,435 20,469 23,927 18,411 186,819              
  Wyoming 2,966 3,748 4,079 3,695 3,597 3,550 3,296 3,601 3,980 4,017 6,114 6,612 49,255              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2007
January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  22,107 21,897 19,220 15,061 14,412 15,362 14,290 18,554 19,270 20,122 27,561 37,499 245,355              
  Alaska 2,904 3,534 4,048 4,285 3,939 3,770 3,825 4,683 3,770 4,943 4,149 5,754 49,604              
  Arizona 16,196 18,457 17,666 15,898 13,642 15,672 13,783 15,971 14,668 14,628 15,299 20,191 192,071              
  Arkansas 14,767 14,628 12,308 10,470 9,679 10,362 10,567 12,448 13,749 16,174 21,238 23,434 169,824              
  California 62,459 62,560 75,306 67,801 86,930 83,523 71,837 69,084 80,429 69,809 63,910 62,295 855,943              
  Colorado 17,007 18,301 20,070 16,769 17,002 15,466 15,460 18,573 17,525 19,661 20,057 25,846 221,737              
  Connecticut 9,512 8,647 10,704 9,443 8,611 8,568 8,092 9,379 8,539 11,697 11,433 11,487 116,112              
  Delaware 1,381 1,302 1,417 1,200 1,058 988 949 1,164 1,203 1,407 1,711 2,132 15,912              
  District of Columbia 72 1 4 2 45 4 2 1 1 3 0 1 136              
  Florida 35,013 36,440 37,115 32,101 32,487 32,629 29,624 33,844 32,416 35,495 38,887 50,129 426,180              
  Georgia 22,775 24,453 22,363 17,162 16,682 17,431 16,930 20,973 19,840 24,282 27,974 39,603 270,468              
  Guam 35 29 39 40 38 30 33 38 29 51 43 36 441              
  Hawaii 579 449 591 557 517 478 555 537 545 605 564 544 6,521              
  Idaho 6,575 8,013 8,474 7,423 6,860 6,624 5,947 7,816 8,633 8,479 8,189 10,864 93,897              
  Illinois 48,593 43,080 51,379 40,643 40,710 36,530 36,100 46,053 45,681 49,990 51,699 46,517 536,975              
  Indiana 15,975 15,211 17,992 13,262 11,144 12,081 11,365 15,086 13,835 16,123 21,950 22,840 186,864              
  Iowa 10,282 8,314 9,600 7,337 5,238 4,670 4,742 6,441 7,516 10,303 11,723 12,722 98,888              
  Kansas  8,995 9,938 10,918 7,868 6,411 6,544 6,167 9,111 9,027 10,621 12,434 13,468 111,502              
  Kentucky 125,604 127,538 127,759 124,816 125,970 128,745 121,163 134,729 134,456 141,264 144,176 151,630 1,587,850              
  Louisiana 16,371 15,442 14,807 11,666 11,245 12,485 13,055 17,062 17,399 22,007 23,972 32,690 208,201              
  Maine  3,535 3,333 4,241 3,809 3,111 3,058 3,264 4,143 5,754 7,652 4,867 4,512 51,279              
  Mariana Islands 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11              
  Maryland 6,505 7,355 7,439 6,449 5,346 5,140 5,093 6,193 5,907 7,421 8,603 8,798 80,249              
  Massachusetts 15,028 13,668 15,587 13,968 14,890 13,681 13,792 14,955 13,517 14,084 12,353 9,923 165,446              
  Michigan 26,569 26,009 30,605 25,082 20,746 18,603 19,681 23,941 26,740 30,573 32,264 31,038 311,851              
  Minnesota  20,147 17,475 23,521 20,894 16,077 15,117 15,254 22,098 27,033 29,453 19,561 21,456 248,086              
  Mississippi 14,657 15,023 12,448 9,443 9,182 9,847 10,305 13,747 12,883 16,126 23,488 28,149 175,298              
  Missouri 18,806 22,320 23,960 20,783 18,594 17,502 15,675 22,546 24,671 28,608 27,415 33,205 274,085              
  Montana 5,808 6,563 7,617 7,350 6,747 6,535 5,735 7,989 9,249 10,328 7,067 9,367 90,355              
  Nebraska 4,225 4,133 4,390 3,524 2,944 2,726 2,808 4,202 4,420 5,767 5,909 6,994 52,042              
  Nevada 5,517 5,915 6,704 5,603 5,583 5,613 4,783 5,900 5,308 5,193 5,943 8,214 70,276              
  New Hampshire  5,357 4,960 5,626 5,642 5,013 4,515 4,654 5,159 6,454 6,671 5,870 5,189 65,110              
  New Jersey 2,901 2,914 3,371 2,714 2,655 2,833 2,535 2,898 2,822 3,317 3,788 3,664 36,412              
  New Mexico 7,431 8,578 8,115 7,153 6,704 7,087 6,283 7,608 7,324 8,080 8,137 10,804 93,304              
  New York 17,343 15,750 18,217 17,377 14,925 13,268 14,011 16,020 20,361 21,928 21,903 21,071 212,174              
  North Carolina 26,262 26,192 23,536 18,434 18,741 18,412 17,804 23,387 21,688 25,975 30,995 37,789 289,215              
  North Dakota 3,028 2,871 3,335 3,190 2,627 2,304 2,425 3,360 4,725 6,112 4,245 4,089 42,311              
  Ohio 27,085 27,058 31,297 25,827 21,922 21,873 21,109 22,367 24,682 27,937 36,449 38,508 326,114              
  Oklahoma 14,180 17,968 17,015 14,058 12,662 12,576 11,804 15,754 14,220 17,206 18,591 23,047 189,081              
  Oregon  12,099 13,573 15,445 13,626 11,473 12,120 10,238 12,185 15,174 12,715 13,988 19,993 162,629              
  Pennsylvania 45,570 43,391 55,043 45,337 38,977 40,403 38,988 47,292 45,849 52,339 55,819 53,595 562,603              
  Puerto Rico 704 577 781 529 607 788 652 806 709 745 608 719 8,225              
  Rhode Island 885 896 1,024 901 795 717 668 765 796 911 917 947 10,222              
  South Carolina 12,338 13,575 12,667 9,983 9,971 9,537 9,492 12,145 11,348 13,199 14,989 20,889 150,133              
  South Dakota 3,628 3,737 4,246 3,547 2,942 2,920 2,901 4,538 5,961 7,768 5,738 6,087 54,013              
  Tennessee 20,523 22,518 19,720 15,480 14,140 15,879 15,507 19,077 17,923 20,691 25,157 35,126 241,741              
  Texas  59,667 66,035 62,956 55,648 54,111 51,525 54,030 71,566 66,240 66,672 72,670 102,476 783,596              
  Utah 8,448 8,982 10,094 8,845 8,632 9,135 6,093 10,260 13,289 12,726 14,503 16,044 127,051              
  Vermont 1,290 1,771 1,933 1,742 1,342 1,137 1,272 1,475 1,999 2,253 1,956 1,781 19,951              
  Virgin Islands 169 140 195 134 117 94 138 76 144 133 76 45 1,461              
  Virginia 19,338 18,803 21,075 16,807 14,956 14,428 15,949 21,691 22,282 20,575 24,828 30,806 241,538              
  Washington 21,114 23,241 25,271 23,256 21,372 20,378 18,898 22,167 22,670 25,799 23,766 28,224 276,156              
  West Virginia 10,363 11,339 11,331 9,170 7,754 8,040 8,144 10,169 10,916 13,245 16,175 15,750 132,396              
  Wisconsin  12,821 15,219 19,964 15,198 10,065 8,977 9,246 14,391 18,080 20,366 19,774 16,506 180,607              
  Wyoming 3,032 3,422 3,542 3,335 3,166 3,262 2,867 3,680 3,993 3,667 3,681 5,123 42,770              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2006
January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  21,531 21,538 18,991 13,751 13,586 14,332 14,059 17,132 20,195 20,207 28,357 39,497 243,176              
  Alaska 2,804 3,347 3,916 4,057 3,692 3,665 3,790 4,587 3,978 4,420 3,636 5,145 47,037              
  Arizona 15,655 17,942 17,718 16,031 13,634 12,970 15,298 18,238 18,291 18,283 16,980 23,138 204,178              
  Arkansas 13,651 14,833 13,114 10,064 9,489 9,455 11,239 13,272 14,705 16,712 20,465 23,130 170,129              
  California 56,793 56,086 65,610 57,810 46,154 43,634 43,014 51,245 45,311 45,861 48,401 57,901 617,820              
  Colorado 16,176 17,483 19,787 15,906 14,543 14,451 14,434 18,582 18,384 19,853 20,853 24,297 214,749              
  Connecticut 8,167 8,294 9,929 7,842 7,424 7,367 6,615 7,435 7,583 8,598 8,808 9,554 97,616              
  Delaware 1,368 1,330 1,413 1,091 1,124 1,013 887 1,126 1,357 1,585 1,997 2,407 16,698              
  District of Columbia 5 209 7 5 1 5 0 6 1 2 3 8 252              
  Florida 34,365 34,987 35,401 30,047 29,154 28,963 27,812 32,099 31,977 35,579 40,416 50,928 411,728              
  Georgia 31,245 32,217 30,734 22,267 21,801 23,212 16,505 20,404 21,196 24,715 26,500 41,105 311,901              
  Guam 25 29 25 19 25 25 30 29 26 28 42 45 348              
  Hawaii 696 750 858 679 653 706 622 632 552 499 464 477 7,588              
  Idaho 6,262 7,203 7,753 6,898 6,389 6,262 5,875 7,591 9,503 9,046 7,686 10,550 91,018              
  Illinois 41,000 50,584 42,644 42,889 40,427 35,893 32,176 47,203 46,972 49,208 48,006 50,696 527,698              
  Indiana 15,791 16,975 17,652 12,413 10,675 10,988 10,460 13,879 15,012 16,273 21,605 23,932 185,655              
  Iowa 10,167 8,725 10,391 6,654 5,339 4,817 4,425 6,020 8,334 10,576 11,866 14,116 101,430              
  Kansas  9,270 8,796 9,700 7,022 6,199 5,773 6,005 7,937 9,611 10,856 12,348 15,626 109,143              
  Kentucky 19,922 23,169 20,689 20,703 17,563 14,936 58,454 113,059 120,706 121,114 126,127 135,157 791,599              
  Louisiana 18,240 17,140 16,158 11,967 11,543 12,913 13,336 16,602 19,080 21,416 22,535 31,246 212,176              
  Maine  3,559 3,961 4,676 3,779 3,091 3,053 2,865 4,024 5,791 7,607 5,218 5,482 53,106              
  Mariana Islands 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 1 4 2 11 26              
  Maryland 6,726 7,199 7,116 5,596 4,970 5,279 4,753 6,209 6,598 7,946 9,812 10,003 82,207              
  Massachusetts 10,578 9,873 12,696 10,479 9,723 10,599 8,906 11,886 12,414 13,508 12,912 13,574 137,148              
  Michigan 27,823 29,614 34,002 25,756 22,708 19,382 18,924 23,703 30,089 31,582 33,698 35,147 332,428              
  Minnesota  17,117 19,535 23,372 19,793 15,366 14,368 15,253 21,345 28,160 27,809 19,741 22,853 244,712              
  Mississippi 15,434 15,159 12,844 9,356 8,991 9,223 9,831 13,709 14,707 16,285 24,460 29,088 179,087              
  Missouri 18,060 19,757 19,757 15,701 13,531 13,204 12,860 18,467 19,785 23,995 24,345 30,912 230,374              
  Montana 6,064 6,716 7,596 6,956 6,468 6,335 5,688 7,194 8,996 10,086 6,639 9,032 87,770              
  Nebraska 4,377 3,994 4,138 3,252 2,673 2,513 2,525 3,650 4,597 5,660 6,602 7,240 51,221              
  Nevada 6,015 6,277 7,354 5,903 5,271 5,175 5,132 6,331 5,514 5,839 6,011 8,141 72,963              
  New Hampshire  4,757 4,903 6,003 5,370 4,405 4,428 3,790 4,915 5,993 6,493 5,816 6,286 63,159              
  New Jersey 2,975 2,860 3,626 3,003 2,866 2,824 2,353 2,744 2,854 3,323 3,826 4,064 37,318              
  New Mexico 6,831 8,065 8,084 6,659 5,820 6,972 6,371 7,662 7,585 7,863 7,867 10,542 90,321              
  New York 13,605 13,155 14,763 13,118 13,227 12,990 11,791 14,746 21,106 23,039 23,232 24,243 199,015              
  North Carolina 26,341 26,722 25,428 17,609 17,722 17,828 17,174 21,914 22,525 26,424 30,759 39,578 290,024              
  North Dakota 2,664 2,624 3,179 2,803 2,178 2,335 2,366 3,470 4,414 5,308 4,208 3,887 39,436              
  Ohio 25,617 30,321 31,646 24,077 21,304 20,468 18,476 21,898 26,050 27,343 37,218 40,714 325,132              
  Oklahoma 15,734 17,799 15,640 13,728 11,746 12,209 11,421 15,002 15,855 17,170 19,018 25,419 190,741              
  Oregon  12,235 13,341 15,681 14,064 11,344 11,635 10,303 12,108 16,005 12,812 14,211 19,966 163,705              
  Pennsylvania 39,264 41,779 50,469 39,155 34,441 33,260 31,458 38,133 46,540 49,449 56,941 59,565 520,454              
  Puerto Rico 671 648 758 610 659 770 692 660 775 790 758 682 8,473              
  Rhode Island 848 839 1,017 772 783 659 632 703 836 860 933 1,054 9,936              
  South Carolina 12,853 13,668 12,430 9,208 8,947 9,886 9,162 11,399 12,146 12,703 15,689 20,513 148,604              
  South Dakota 3,838 4,173 4,217 3,470 2,727 2,807 2,875 3,871 5,783 7,123 5,777 6,014 52,675              
  Tennessee 22,646 23,568 22,220 16,863 18,450 18,581 16,328 20,437 18,768 19,969 25,351 35,319 258,500              
  Texas  64,220 63,683 56,992 49,767 49,790 51,519 52,276 65,069 71,198 67,245 73,251 105,226 770,236              
  Utah 7,009 8,535 8,736 7,450 6,597 6,865 7,267 8,103 9,502 8,973 10,696 16,920 106,653              
  Vermont 1,226 1,908 2,091 1,766 1,261 1,197 1,019 1,415 2,148 2,326 2,153 2,203 20,713              
  Virgin Islands 15 32 27 24 105 39 198 185 139 131 155 153 1,203              
  Virginia 19,217 20,005 20,222 21,203 14,838 16,291 15,635 16,139 18,200 20,120 25,763 31,229 238,862              
  Washington 19,862 21,384 23,090 20,208 19,819 19,451 17,023 21,053 22,308 24,436 20,995 25,758 255,387              
  West Virginia 10,645 12,131 11,814 9,084 7,988 8,047 7,632 8,732 12,569 13,915 17,319 18,049 137,925              
  Wisconsin  12,780 16,305 19,640 15,178 10,358 8,999 9,068 13,136 20,250 22,311 21,432 19,771 189,228              
  Wyoming 3,197 3,308 3,462 3,357 2,964 3,012 2,780 3,387 4,209 3,814 3,695 5,191 42,376              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2005
January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  19,735 19,837 17,914 14,099 12,321 13,327 13,127 15,538 20,197 20,520 27,894 41,364 235,873              
  Alaska 2,373 2,992 3,562 3,843 3,353 3,159 3,645 4,622 3,912 4,755 3,510 4,788 44,514              
  Arizona 13,064 15,263 14,747 13,659 11,856 11,243 12,065 14,352 15,856 16,169 15,342 23,033 176,649              
  Arkansas 12,964 14,585 12,240 10,027 7,846 9,550 9,374 11,586 14,707 15,576 20,134 25,412 164,001              
  California 44,278 46,095 51,971 49,679 48,571 47,509 47,223 52,317 54,442 51,604 54,120 63,213 611,022              
  Colorado 17,343 16,624 18,340 16,405 13,666 13,691 13,416 16,287 17,457 18,924 19,465 24,669 206,287              
  Connecticut 7,314 8,533 9,892 9,000 7,579 7,287 6,770 7,387 8,148 8,620 8,546 8,523 97,599              
  Delaware 1,217 1,278 1,421 1,260 1,066 985 979 1,250 1,420 1,680 1,980 2,585 17,121              
  District of Columbia 1 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 3 20              
  Florida 28,682 29,067 28,137 27,626 24,404 25,239 23,984 28,295 31,383 34,047 37,841 51,940 370,645              
  Georgia 18,866 21,168 19,820 14,884 13,355 13,572 13,979 16,074 18,904 22,800 31,933 52,460 257,815              
  Guam 31 44 37 42 28 32 29 38 32 31 30 34 408              
  Hawaii 447 511 681 659 574 617 608 643 695 727 706 707 7,575              
  Idaho 5,174 6,837 6,635 6,360 5,431 5,685 5,034 6,561 8,182 8,066 6,660 9,718 80,343              
  Illinois 59,821 47,431 51,660 31,934 31,098 33,367 33,135 46,717 48,703 41,194 42,416 59,658 527,134              
  Indiana 13,830 15,683 16,154 13,110 9,965 10,172 9,921 12,306 12,692 16,567 19,068 22,781 172,249              
  Iowa 9,621 8,945 9,945 6,734 5,192 4,689 4,459 5,831 7,510 10,112 12,280 15,026 100,344              
  Kansas  7,838 8,075 7,858 6,461 5,070 5,071 5,229 7,402 8,410 10,030 12,536 14,331 98,311              
  Kentucky 19,100 21,806 19,902 16,961 12,669 13,457 14,152 17,018 18,361 20,809 25,200 33,154 232,589              
  Louisiana 12,968 13,897 12,256 10,365 8,895 9,898 10,106 13,554 26,526 25,247 27,168 37,074 207,954              
  Maine  3,100 3,422 3,857 3,893 3,186 2,785 3,005 3,870 5,697 7,664 4,721 5,119 50,319              
  Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Maryland 5,583 6,788 7,066 5,953 4,787 4,795 4,851 5,970 6,881 7,843 10,141 10,289 80,947              
  Massachusetts 9,914 8,708 10,764 8,892 7,969 7,458 7,263 8,717 8,699 9,139 8,904 8,920 105,347              
  Michigan 24,890 29,158 33,963 28,321 22,581 20,251 19,723 23,858 29,906 32,181 37,692 34,511 337,035              
  Minnesota  13,002 15,838 20,694 17,565 13,083 14,731 14,509 19,775 25,004 28,407 19,891 21,666 224,165              
  Mississippi 12,228 13,610 10,450 8,709 7,473 7,523 8,396 10,134 15,027 18,258 24,836 31,069 167,713              
  Missouri 16,307 18,694 18,007 16,086 11,314 12,031 11,941 16,316 16,632 22,597 24,118 30,198 214,241              
  Montana 5,317 6,594 6,987 7,076 5,906 6,024 5,557 6,836 8,370 10,170 6,552 8,671 84,060              
  Nebraska 3,830 3,718 3,769 3,106 2,485 2,454 2,466 3,420 4,328 5,530 5,774 7,292 48,172              
  Nevada 4,333 4,961 5,330 4,491 4,050 3,937 3,939 5,064 4,884 5,806 6,400 9,532 62,727              
  New Hampshire  4,239 4,109 4,709 4,934 4,203 3,562 3,719 4,294 5,164 6,061 5,151 5,616 55,761              
  New Jersey 2,893 2,870 3,464 2,851 2,689 2,488 2,545 2,745 2,843 3,200 3,823 4,171 36,582              
  New Mexico 6,215 7,668 7,361 6,201 5,345 5,457 5,556 6,507 6,878 7,308 7,362 10,193 82,051              
  New York 11,478 11,978 12,567 12,416 9,606 8,153 9,342 11,401 16,273 19,351 18,353 17,863 158,781              
  North Carolina 21,951 23,501 21,719 17,206 15,489 16,331 16,034 20,772 22,555 25,490 29,392 41,087 271,527              
  North Dakota 2,164 2,483 2,863 2,598 2,277 2,198 2,143 2,953 4,012 5,305 3,359 3,645 36,000              
  Ohio 23,709 28,879 29,211 25,460 20,443 19,225 19,034 22,438 23,674 26,799 35,670 38,617 313,159              
  Oklahoma 14,224 16,811 13,650 13,177 10,812 10,360 10,887 13,888 14,354 17,076 20,091 26,701 182,031              
  Oregon  11,207 13,190 14,393 14,033 10,971 11,126 9,426 11,245 15,740 13,020 13,682 20,012 158,045              
  Pennsylvania 34,236 39,452 48,806 40,417 32,401 31,555 32,467 35,736 41,556 44,662 51,365 50,324 482,977              
  Puerto Rico 709 725 780 733 668 723 699 863 865 733 748 742 8,988              
  Rhode Island 831 774 1,018 831 693 567 620 661 835 902 945 972 9,649              
  South Carolina 10,893 12,921 12,183 9,497 8,057 8,340 8,464 10,799 11,749 12,307 15,166 21,435 141,811              
  South Dakota 3,268 3,970 3,878 3,678 2,845 2,693 2,866 3,804 5,096 7,305 5,338 6,027 50,768              
  Tennessee 20,278 22,338 21,708 17,726 13,941 15,910 19,176 21,483 19,482 19,685 25,073 36,650 253,450              
  Texas  55,465 57,945 54,254 47,732 46,125 46,327 48,647 62,684 68,955 70,654 74,176 105,829 738,793              
  Utah 6,148 6,667 7,436 6,493 5,013 5,737 4,982 6,005 8,543 8,182 8,872 14,903 88,981              
  Vermont 1,100 1,651 1,739 1,715 1,170 993 1,073 1,276 1,900 2,203 1,908 1,879 18,607              
  Virgin Islands 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 23 40              
  Virginia 16,412 18,371 19,384 17,161 13,528 12,382 14,752 15,299 17,952 20,664 24,818 31,002 221,725              
  Washington 14,780 17,687 18,507 16,430 14,773 15,223 15,110 17,770 21,271 23,060 19,780 25,168 219,559              
  West Virginia 9,740 11,980 11,682 9,691 7,282 7,172 7,650 9,286 11,364 13,536 17,108 17,176 133,667              
  Wisconsin  10,996 15,796 19,334 16,220 10,349 8,849 9,213 12,809 18,423 21,909 20,572 18,543 183,013              
  Wyoming 2,626 3,175 3,118 3,021 2,531 2,671 2,386 3,016 3,761 3,373 3,170 5,063 37,911              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2004
January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  20,486 20,266 17,249 13,947 12,130 13,032 14,074 16,287 17,444 21,176 26,699 37,207 229,997              
  Alaska 2,208 2,808 3,235 3,722 3,152 2,925 3,345 4,031 3,633 4,459 3,069 3,917 40,504              
  Arizona 12,922 14,127 13,258 12,558 11,245 10,589 11,040 11,904 13,086 13,582 12,565 18,843 155,719              
  Arkansas 13,029 14,016 11,743 9,213 8,050 8,813 9,360 11,751 13,995 16,814 19,591 21,991 158,366              
  California 43,460 40,636 44,793 43,369 42,434 46,403 43,563 46,906 45,463 45,571 45,685 60,560 548,843              
  Colorado 14,192 14,119 16,334 14,576 12,521 12,330 13,110 15,195 17,735 22,001 17,448 24,630 194,191              
  Connecticut 9,205 9,993 10,574 8,450 7,065 7,486 7,245 7,356 7,721 8,925 7,890 9,006 100,916              
  Delaware 1,218 1,258 1,233 1,144 889 926 961 1,210 1,418 1,675 2,032 2,460 16,424              
  District of Columbia 0 1 4 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 14              
  Florida 26,510 26,760 25,583 22,389 20,687 21,304 21,187 22,860 21,139 31,051 33,432 45,122 318,024              
  Georgia 20,161 21,660 18,605 14,456 12,840 13,483 14,770 16,875 18,190 23,236 22,750 35,177 232,203              
  Guam 31 38 30 44 18 29 42 31 35 42 52 47 439              
  Hawaii 546 496 776 705 546 602 610 639 583 611 572 612 7,298              
  Idaho 5,156 6,102 6,787 6,207 5,511 4,794 5,165 5,810 7,700 7,776 6,131 8,414 75,553              
  Illinois 56,792 51,698 51,428 44,701 35,814 40,789 35,221 45,720 42,102 55,301 65,211 65,640 590,417              
  Indiana 14,800 15,525 16,306 12,091 9,872 10,336 10,325 13,324 13,109 18,095 20,618 22,119 176,520              
  Iowa 9,542 8,155 9,574 6,552 4,809 4,560 4,688 5,980 7,925 10,823 11,336 14,573 98,517              
  Kansas  8,278 8,417 8,254 6,650 4,995 5,267 5,569 7,075 7,890 10,937 12,394 13,281 99,007              
  Kentucky 19,968 21,118 18,647 16,778 12,385 13,113 14,663 17,314 18,802 23,503 26,223 32,460 234,974              
  Louisiana 13,432 13,736 12,159 9,768 8,793 9,497 10,579 13,080 15,586 19,403 19,747 26,641 172,421              
  Maine  3,373 3,309 4,268 3,495 2,979 2,937 3,252 4,000 6,141 8,223 5,351 5,337 52,665              
  Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Maryland 5,159 6,478 6,345 5,425 4,098 4,715 4,942 5,900 6,887 7,932 10,069 9,531 77,481              
  Massachusetts 9,772 8,699 10,213 9,429 7,766 8,088 8,701 8,845 9,547 9,922 9,584 12,430 112,996              
  Michigan 24,467 26,973 31,287 27,351 22,636 21,367 21,704 26,368 31,051 36,516 36,273 36,425 342,418              
  Minnesota  15,236 16,547 22,108 18,774 14,638 14,621 13,973 18,607 26,037 28,415 18,628 20,262 227,846              
  Mississippi 12,365 13,855 10,511 8,706 8,104 7,894 8,779 11,411 11,372 14,717 20,374 24,206 152,294              
  Missouri 16,074 17,076 17,844 15,981 11,436 11,619 12,484 15,721 16,876 23,087 23,241 27,877 209,316              
  Montana 5,428 6,509 6,886 6,867 6,249 6,029 5,726 6,807 8,286 10,075 6,277 8,406 83,545              
  Nebraska 3,489 3,257 3,504 2,832 2,540 2,528 2,690 3,676 4,499 6,106 6,105 7,210 48,436              
  Nevada 4,237 4,469 4,817 4,243 3,896 3,612 3,978 4,159 4,877 5,179 4,796 6,491 54,754              
  New Hampshire  4,449 4,314 5,322 4,894 3,797 3,647 4,143 4,340 5,360 6,204 5,077 5,244 56,791              
  New Jersey 3,180 2,981 3,433 3,084 2,482 2,468 2,373 2,796 2,983 3,519 4,103 3,974 37,376              
  New Mexico 6,790 7,893 6,837 6,401 5,264 5,284 5,257 6,411 6,986 7,931 6,988 9,504 81,546              
  New York 10,198 10,565 13,372 12,391 8,938 8,630 9,185 11,732 17,011 20,235 19,705 18,260 160,222              
  North Carolina 23,794 25,119 23,684 18,815 15,522 15,936 16,397 23,935 22,304 24,972 28,490 37,512 276,480              
  North Dakota 2,141 2,239 2,661 2,541 2,256 1,981 2,135 2,796 3,825 5,179 3,297 3,639 34,690              
  Ohio 26,101 30,551 31,499 27,076 20,476 19,919 19,973 23,272 24,322 29,188 37,066 37,597 327,040              
  Oklahoma 14,758 16,590 13,570 12,820 10,224 10,337 10,916 12,935 13,706 16,290 18,383 22,659 173,188              
  Oregon  10,804 11,998 13,561 12,187 10,572 10,109 9,299 10,501 15,537 13,010 12,846 19,264 149,688              
  Pennsylvania 38,117 40,847 50,690 41,282 32,281 32,506 34,235 36,989 41,867 49,783 54,967 51,249 504,813              
  Puerto Rico 548 610 630 547 515 560 639 615 584 743 729 992 7,712              
  Rhode Island 831 799 1,015 793 721 735 664 684 851 986 985 990 10,054              
  South Carolina 10,061 11,262 9,952 7,790 6,883 7,092 7,496 9,468 10,732 11,543 12,811 19,063 124,153              
  South Dakota 3,202 3,685 3,650 3,250 2,884 2,879 3,020 3,976 5,341 7,385 5,218 5,833 50,323              
  Tennessee 18,923 19,565 18,284 13,966 12,681 13,387 15,025 18,110 18,642 21,146 24,583 35,089 229,401              
  Texas  56,561 55,899 50,057 46,175 41,897 41,498 44,473 57,014 64,339 61,431 63,937 89,714 672,995              
  Utah 5,223 6,382 6,241 5,528 5,184 5,068 5,537 6,256 7,432 7,309 7,484 12,323 79,967              
  Vermont 1,125 1,515 1,848 1,703 1,224 1,037 1,229 1,290 1,977 2,588 2,029 1,925 19,490              
  Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Virginia 16,254 17,268 17,099 13,583 12,719 11,764 14,873 16,093 18,574 22,217 23,367 29,251 213,062              
  Washington 15,605 17,819 19,088 15,849 15,218 14,644 14,383 15,147 18,092 19,747 16,530 21,310 203,432              
  West Virginia 10,809 11,403 10,544 9,383 6,867 7,174 7,897 9,503 10,877 15,018 17,384 15,987 132,846              
  Wisconsin  12,078 15,590 19,197 15,981 10,699 9,055 9,639 13,542 18,953 23,097 20,830 18,436 187,097              
  Wyoming 2,550 2,884 2,965 2,815 2,372 2,544 2,450 2,672 3,560 3,133 2,987 4,495 35,427              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2003
January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  19,179 20,440 17,213 13,240 13,175 12,709 13,173 17,035 17,641 20,526 25,551 35,597 225,479              
  Alaska 2,899 2,931 2,759 3,166 2,745 2,704 2,911 3,915 3,150 4,110 2,506 3,263 37,059              
  Arizona 11,548 13,568 13,234 11,516 10,819 9,724 10,256 12,376 11,845 12,481 11,731 16,621 145,719              
  Arkansas 12,140 13,811 11,422 9,170 8,176 7,882 8,085 11,464 12,916 16,301 17,620 21,262 150,249              
  California 39,285 41,724 48,429 45,508 43,667 42,438 40,846 45,078 42,763 43,376 41,693 49,624 524,431              
  Colorado 13,874 15,067 15,687 13,153 13,048 13,193 12,002 16,323 15,308 17,450 15,438 20,714 181,257              
  Connecticut 7,761 7,900 9,597 8,253 7,860 7,265 7,741 7,756 8,025 10,710 8,320 9,379 100,567              
  Delaware 1,245 1,135 1,360 1,170 1,093 1,008 972 1,236 1,266 1,671 1,944 2,261 16,361              
  District of Columbia 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 2 11              
  Florida 24,477 25,659 25,487 21,214 20,763 20,222 19,990 24,348 23,621 26,637 27,481 38,282 298,181              
  Georgia 22,827 27,029 23,288 16,905 16,809 16,976 16,995 22,256 23,349 30,028 27,622 38,134 282,218              
  Guam 36 41 31 43 36 31 16 23 16 39 25 42 379              
  Hawaii 634 584 726 646 564 558 584 598 703 666 547 629 7,439              
  Idaho 5,490 6,017 7,171 5,898 5,362 4,867 4,844 6,021 7,691 7,470 5,504 8,334 74,669              
  Illinois 40,194 43,597 46,415 43,935 33,123 27,243 30,227 45,035 47,580 51,128 51,054 56,386 515,917              
  Indiana 12,210 13,569 14,360 15,798 15,645 14,414 11,507 12,531 13,720 17,872 20,023 22,204 183,853              
  Iowa 9,469 7,918 8,589 6,568 4,743 4,006 4,438 5,539 7,735 10,194 10,925 15,003 95,127              
  Kansas  8,389 8,099 8,450 6,371 5,156 5,008 4,955 7,634 8,004 10,264 11,940 13,095 97,365              
  Kentucky 18,608 21,067 18,342 15,413 14,032 12,708 13,348 18,267 17,307 23,222 23,773 30,782 226,869              
  Louisiana 13,823 13,942 12,808 9,360 9,408 9,410 10,481 14,049 16,515 20,286 19,197 26,414 175,693              
  Maine  2,926 3,099 3,980 3,594 3,194 2,659 2,903 4,202 5,938 8,319 5,166 4,917 50,897              
  Mariana Islands 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6              
  Maryland 6,851 6,717 6,938 6,242 5,019 4,917 4,605 5,649 5,837 7,520 9,184 8,791 78,270              
  Massachusetts 11,532 10,285 13,102 10,364 12,481 10,576 10,566 9,915 12,672 11,515 8,552 9,835 131,395              
  Michigan 25,766 27,025 30,012 25,693 21,821 19,730 20,248 24,232 33,495 38,240 36,733 39,166 342,161              
  Minnesota  12,952 14,891 19,557 16,978 15,674 16,844 15,858 20,094 27,540 29,185 19,386 20,769 229,728              
  Mississippi 12,472 13,657 11,064 8,174 8,148 7,679 8,382 12,311 11,430 15,046 19,331 23,183 150,877              
  Missouri 15,396 17,562 16,987 14,355 11,468 10,474 10,987 15,286 17,426 23,725 23,531 25,668 202,865              
  Montana 5,354 5,831 6,752 6,605 5,954 5,518 5,269 6,793 8,208 10,344 6,006 8,152 80,786              
  Nebraska 3,476 3,320 3,345 2,821 2,280 2,099 2,148 3,372 4,111 5,625 5,629 6,532 44,758              
  Nevada 3,789 4,022 5,029 3,835 3,693 3,151 3,505 4,369 3,756 4,330 4,176 5,777 49,432              
  New Hampshire  3,724 3,728 4,972 4,711 4,017 3,441 3,470 4,517 5,711 6,144 5,352 4,937 54,724              
  New Jersey 3,673 3,354 4,025 3,491 3,373 3,087 2,780 3,121 3,074 3,643 4,071 4,041 41,733              
  New Mexico 6,264 7,344 7,019 5,889 5,661 5,137 5,433 6,957 6,395 7,665 6,673 8,703 79,140              
  New York 10,516 11,406 13,245 12,154 10,359 9,404 8,745 10,499 14,408 17,338 17,038 15,719 150,831              
  North Carolina 21,983 23,950 21,147 17,066 15,734 15,887 15,547 21,568 20,031 26,582 27,707 37,286 264,488              
  North Dakota 1,960 2,083 2,501 2,375 2,170 1,929 1,894 2,838 4,086 4,971 3,288 3,298 33,393              
  Ohio 21,548 26,525 28,489 22,394 19,288 17,488 16,800 22,423 23,788 26,800 35,612 37,477 298,632              
  Oklahoma 13,362 15,749 13,211 11,771 10,286 9,650 9,998 14,009 12,886 16,248 18,023 22,358 167,551              
  Oregon  10,448 11,277 13,674 11,687 10,383 9,172 8,552 11,410 14,543 12,698 11,970 17,146 142,960              
  Pennsylvania 39,610 40,231 52,909 42,563 37,419 32,905 32,286 38,578 43,833 51,311 55,272 48,979 515,896              
  Puerto Rico 641 587 648 773 744 559 572 672 673 714 554 769 7,906              
  Rhode Island 790 803 875 831 737 625 689 733 811 955 915 896 9,660              
  South Carolina 10,160 11,483 10,149 7,527 7,531 7,510 7,181 10,259 9,906 11,100 11,422 17,124 121,352              
  South Dakota 3,171 3,417 3,650 2,889 2,720 2,601 2,652 3,919 5,165 7,271 4,911 5,317 47,683              
  Tennessee 18,157 21,746 18,543 13,387 13,286 13,571 13,434 18,585 16,340 18,831 22,810 31,093 219,783              
  Texas  54,023 59,258 56,761 44,287 43,876 42,514 45,602 64,983 63,737 65,970 60,660 86,604 688,275              
  Utah 4,345 5,519 5,273 4,668 4,530 6,157 4,223 5,376 6,529 6,534 6,606 10,747 70,507              
  Vermont 1,047 1,518 1,854 1,648 1,263 1,108 1,138 1,647 2,215 2,621 2,158 1,754 19,971              
  Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Virginia 15,048 15,983 17,336 13,215 13,630 11,395 12,439 15,365 14,928 20,115 22,905 27,911 200,270              
  Washington 18,476 19,550 20,934 18,172 16,493 14,947 14,572 16,303 18,058 19,743 16,027 20,641 213,916              
  West Virginia 9,733 11,277 10,598 9,584 8,467 7,133 7,573 9,555 10,656 15,458 16,434 15,309 131,777              
  Wisconsin  11,173 13,885 17,626 15,527 10,513 9,258 9,442 13,592 20,542 24,314 22,696 20,026 188,594              
  Wyoming 2,425 2,773 2,613 2,460 2,450 2,289 2,165 2,699 3,422 3,062 2,699 4,127 33,184              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2002
January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  18,235 18,976 17,140 12,967 13,040 12,603 12,674 17,453 17,961 19,568 26,757 33,634 221,008              
  Alaska 2,212 2,255 2,924 3,264 2,895 2,550 2,760 3,753 3,027 4,699 2,801 3,653 36,793              
  Arizona 11,443 12,418 12,161 10,516 10,489 9,260 10,056 13,140 12,274 13,141 12,430 14,932 142,260              
  Arkansas 12,226 13,724 12,332 9,702 8,448 8,030 8,666 11,892 12,525 16,176 19,391 20,312 153,424              
  California 58,768 56,796 58,116 55,856 58,303 51,886 54,488 56,621 52,881 52,756 54,868 73,051 684,390              
  Colorado 15,152 14,328 17,092 13,722 12,508 10,878 11,967 16,702 16,030 18,322 17,115 19,938 183,754              
  Connecticut 8,873 7,718 8,731 8,098 7,652 6,716 6,262 7,252 7,020 9,534 8,167 7,575 93,598              
  Delaware 1,249 1,219 1,279 1,084 1,030 890 971 1,262 1,330 1,778 2,067 2,229 16,388              
  District of Columbia 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7              
  Florida 23,336 25,202 23,455 20,162 19,847 20,361 19,510 23,710 22,695 26,362 28,505 35,703 288,848              
  Georgia 23,126 26,624 24,030 17,898 17,226 16,684 17,014 21,831 22,988 28,409 28,433 40,938 285,201              
  Guam 26 26 35 20 24 20 18 33 18 30 40 14 304              
  Hawaii 549 586 539 931 868 536 676 652 599 693 554 624 7,807              
  Idaho 5,105 5,801 6,542 5,853 5,718 4,963 4,768 6,968 7,757 7,246 5,704 7,637 74,062              
  Illinois 38,829 34,238 38,538 38,283 32,981 27,581 31,426 37,385 36,661 41,917 45,317 42,982 446,138              
  Indiana 16,183 16,226 17,084 15,716 14,494 12,326 12,973 16,470 12,951 16,997 19,152 17,663 188,235              
  Iowa 9,000 7,644 7,878 6,366 4,642 3,783 4,348 5,558 7,427 10,199 10,295 13,218 90,358              
  Kansas  7,353 7,144 7,526 5,793 5,132 4,655 4,691 7,554 7,710 10,404 12,763 13,385 94,110              
  Kentucky 18,641 21,575 19,630 16,031 13,687 12,525 13,240 18,976 17,645 22,037 25,714 29,722 229,423              
  Louisiana 11,753 12,877 11,907 9,036 9,275 9,143 10,228 15,557 15,930 18,538 20,779 24,557 169,580              
  Maine  3,079 3,224 4,056 3,487 2,894 2,563 2,782 3,944 6,209 7,990 4,843 4,851 49,922              
  Mariana Islands 3 0 1 6 1 9 12 1 0 2 0 0 35              
  Maryland 5,707 6,328 5,972 5,551 4,585 4,565 4,761 5,869 6,570 8,863 10,339 9,654 78,764              
  Massachusetts 7,623 6,471 8,054 6,297 6,806 6,631 6,376 7,485 7,535 12,415 10,705 8,426 94,824              
  Michigan 29,054 29,161 31,334 29,443 23,438 21,044 21,077 25,209 32,557 37,430 37,755 36,038 353,540              
  Minnesota  12,887 13,211 17,144 17,114 11,362 9,824 10,721 17,376 23,195 24,486 17,579 17,493 192,392              
  Mississippi 11,320 13,916 11,260 8,257 7,865 7,560 8,200 12,576 11,359 14,169 20,891 22,575 149,948              
  Missouri 15,370 16,993 17,197 14,706 11,360 9,917 10,623 15,419 15,415 22,358 23,745 24,887 197,990              
  Montana 5,161 5,426 5,973 6,388 5,902 5,075 4,958 6,667 7,883 9,557 6,254 7,078 76,322              
  Nebraska 3,514 3,279 3,242 2,707 2,236 1,892 2,290 3,013 3,646 5,639 5,473 6,246 43,177              
  Nevada 3,814 3,835 4,629 3,598 3,626 3,084 3,327 3,971 3,781 4,310 3,975 5,205 47,155              
  New Hampshire  3,793 3,566 4,460 4,089 3,424 3,189 3,286 4,205 4,704 5,715 4,747 4,488 49,666              
  New Jersey 3,754 3,500 4,186 3,616 3,431 3,001 2,795 3,252 3,095 3,961 4,531 4,196 43,318              
  New Mexico 6,343 7,086 7,472 5,747 5,725 5,350 5,585 6,710 6,258 8,058 7,321 8,402 80,057              
  New York 12,450 11,906 13,709 15,022 10,896 9,681 9,230 10,578 15,457 18,629 17,417 15,952 160,927              
  North Carolina 22,798 24,556 21,416 17,383 15,989 16,030 16,372 23,077 21,396 26,629 29,216 34,054 268,916              
  North Dakota 1,913 1,987 2,499 2,344 1,962 1,892 1,782 2,642 3,642 4,475 3,168 3,033 31,339              
  Ohio 21,797 24,203 25,101 21,786 17,170 15,859 17,474 24,991 25,414 29,493 37,101 36,644 297,033              
  Oklahoma 12,728 14,740 12,774 11,945 9,892 8,872 9,486 13,008 12,384 15,477 17,983 20,200 159,489              
  Oregon  9,866 10,659 12,438 11,695 9,588 9,462 8,202 11,110 14,680 12,187 11,606 16,020 137,513              
  Pennsylvania 42,920 44,417 54,478 46,684 40,223 36,303 38,259 44,403 47,875 58,871 62,360 50,909 567,702              
  Puerto Rico 510 654 582 583 606 617 670 838 808 978 630 672 8,148              
  Rhode Island 866 751 857 725 741 676 667 740 791 959 918 830 9,521              
  South Carolina 9,771 11,629 10,318 7,629 7,517 6,884 7,167 10,757 10,135 10,848 12,360 16,961 121,976              
  South Dakota 2,843 3,115 3,466 3,040 2,547 2,206 2,267 3,898 4,579 6,422 4,888 5,011 44,282              
  Tennessee 17,736 20,354 19,597 13,784 13,289 12,056 13,248 18,777 16,574 19,767 26,066 31,800 223,048              
  Texas  50,321 51,634 49,178 42,304 42,561 40,367 42,810 62,213 63,116 66,213 69,561 84,467 664,745              
  Utah 4,583 4,699 4,959 4,404 4,021 3,596 3,569 4,662 5,598 5,922 6,100 9,597 61,710              
  Vermont 1,240 1,657 2,117 1,844 1,381 1,041 1,159 1,448 2,021 2,586 2,245 1,744 20,483              
  Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1              
  Virginia 14,014 15,358 15,481 13,285 11,665 10,760 11,908 15,177 15,936 20,438 22,305 25,462 191,789              
  Washington 13,151 14,857 15,370 15,924 15,994 13,910 14,102 16,150 17,315 19,637 17,503 19,526 193,439              
  West Virginia 9,397 11,808 11,248 9,510 8,140 6,953 7,825 9,931 11,584 15,209 18,015 15,226 134,846              
  Wisconsin  11,139 13,953 17,631 14,901 9,866 8,427 8,218 12,972 18,039 21,361 20,334 16,938 173,779              
  Wyoming 2,462 2,701 2,758 2,572 2,495 2,535 2,227 2,972 3,290 3,252 2,755 3,566 33,585              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2001
January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  17,733 18,828 18,034 12,565 12,138 13,220 12,972 17,684 21,407 23,088 28,049 34,469 230,187              
  Alaska 2,409 2,343 2,912 3,398 2,965 2,626 3,198 3,902 3,784 5,278 3,478 3,666 39,959              
  Arizona 11,279 12,700 12,450 10,565 10,058 10,025 9,753 11,822 14,501 15,246 12,832 16,351 147,582              
  Arkansas 12,669 14,916 13,680 9,014 8,581 8,588 8,818 13,289 15,356 18,324 21,699 21,128 166,062              
  California 60,935 58,904 65,127 77,120 76,603 66,811 63,395 71,416 72,914 76,958 78,910 85,476 854,569              
  Colorado 23,654 23,686 29,331 23,024 21,077 21,850 21,457 28,926 36,990 43,020 35,152 40,529 348,696              
  Connecticut 7,118 6,485 7,482 6,894 6,879 6,339 5,753 6,175 7,855 10,892 9,119 8,698 89,689              
  Delaware 1,096 1,077 1,234 929 918 852 813 1,101 1,764 2,192 2,166 2,477 16,619              
  District of Columbia 0 1 3 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 17              
  Florida 23,164 22,384 23,281 19,361 18,478 19,021 19,017 22,195 29,526 38,217 32,050 36,702 303,396              
  Georgia 26,033 28,181 27,325 18,481 17,775 18,300 18,632 25,011 30,179 38,250 32,523 44,831 325,521              
  Guam 28 21 23 33 26 24 28 35 21 20 38 31 328              
  Hawaii 684 587 601 623 620 499 466 658 529 820 664 713 7,464              
  Idaho 5,395 5,802 6,379 5,517 5,392 4,852 4,874 6,228 8,312 8,371 6,666 7,612 75,400              
  Illinois 36,000 34,322 39,288 30,716 28,069 27,854 32,121 39,017 38,726 53,613 53,751 49,225 462,702              
  Indiana 12,951 13,402 14,906 11,399 10,842 18,746 14,374 17,113 16,272 22,702 21,780 21,293 195,780              
  Iowa 8,747 7,100 8,202 5,676 4,284 3,987 3,989 5,333 8,139 10,661 11,418 12,122 89,658              
  Kansas  7,760 7,392 8,141 5,507 4,860 4,899 4,842 7,090 8,493 11,160 12,580 12,684 95,408              
  Kentucky 17,820 20,955 20,312 14,259 12,909 13,848 13,077 19,612 20,022 24,942 28,614 32,626 238,996              
  Louisiana 12,131 12,930 12,527 8,474 8,720 10,172 10,495 15,894 18,421 21,704 21,112 25,195 177,775              
  Maine  2,587 2,633 3,363 3,270 2,570 2,421 2,886 3,994 6,996 9,346 5,010 4,943 50,019              
  Mariana Islands 20 0 9 0 6 0 13 85 9 6 0 0 148              
  Maryland 5,579 6,351 6,170 5,105 4,211 4,950 4,521 5,471 8,124 11,151 11,327 10,387 83,347              
  Massachusetts 5,293 5,064 5,747 4,747 4,780 4,307 4,243 4,528 5,533 7,727 6,993 7,673 66,635              
  Michigan 23,873 24,752 28,472 23,859 18,682 17,873 24,629 29,598 42,150 46,270 44,550 38,716 363,424              
  Minnesota  11,063 11,855 17,194 14,891 10,389 9,756 10,649 17,366 26,158 29,004 15,991 17,619 191,935              
  Mississippi 11,451 14,112 12,301 8,356 7,929 8,824 8,578 13,808 12,940 16,380 21,545 23,197 159,421              
  Missouri 14,123 15,936 16,461 12,672 10,300 10,642 10,427 15,539 18,019 24,876 23,866 26,609 199,470              
  Montana 4,342 5,076 6,185 5,718 5,300 5,264 4,779 6,424 8,365 9,769 6,244 7,286 74,752              
  Nebraska 3,221 2,906 3,305 2,370 2,116 2,111 2,246 3,158 4,633 6,270 5,835 6,230 44,401              
  Nevada 3,675 3,868 4,324 3,392 3,516 3,555 3,491 3,916 5,290 5,235 4,257 6,030 50,549              
  New Hampshire  2,858 2,740 3,165 3,236 2,477 2,480 2,824 3,402 5,627 6,886 5,158 4,874 45,727              
  New Jersey 3,187 2,897 3,413 2,704 2,691 2,417 2,139 2,662 3,350 4,722 4,829 4,516 39,527              
  New Mexico 6,254 7,537 7,669 5,731 5,457 5,531 5,331 7,009 7,704 9,292 8,083 9,276 84,874              
  New York 11,329 11,505 14,679 12,965 10,226 10,320 9,332 11,972 19,150 24,704 21,675 18,110 175,967              
  North Carolina 23,334 24,393 22,405 16,310 15,681 16,492 16,277 23,803 25,304 33,010 33,064 39,498 289,571              
  North Dakota 1,929 1,893 2,372 2,132 1,869 1,786 1,792 2,546 4,157 4,972 3,397 3,260 32,105              
  Ohio 19,819 22,710 24,668 18,712 15,075 15,312 13,934 20,725 29,848 33,599 40,008 37,749 292,159              
  Oklahoma 12,757 14,633 13,004 10,670 9,219 9,283 9,212 13,501 14,475 17,707 18,529 21,136 164,126              
  Oregon  9,562 10,541 12,324 10,977 9,033 10,431 8,517 10,936 16,615 13,958 12,373 16,028 141,295              
  Pennsylvania 34,202 36,228 44,975 36,360 30,679 29,275 28,635 35,334 49,455 63,468 63,805 57,465 509,881              
  Puerto Rico 402 439 493 404 524 537 590 868 736 738 719 645 7,095              
  Rhode Island 768 775 779 720 598 580 566 766 1,163 1,510 1,062 946 10,233              
  South Carolina 10,507 11,912 10,859 7,276 7,511 7,518 7,560 11,241 12,067 13,440 13,789 19,101 132,781              
  South Dakota 2,306 2,359 3,066 2,292 2,030 2,174 2,238 3,341 4,961 6,613 4,623 4,858 40,861              
  Tennessee 17,548 19,682 20,878 12,402 12,283 12,826 12,699 18,714 19,482 24,095 27,264 32,906 230,779              
  Texas  51,492 51,017 52,984 38,409 40,931 39,412 40,143 61,054 69,653 72,476 68,854 86,321 672,746              
  Utah 4,637 5,574 5,295 4,622 3,728 4,130 3,584 4,901 7,117 7,336 6,799 9,795 67,518              
  Vermont 1,030 1,460 1,750 1,615 1,031 1,059 1,193 1,416 2,506 3,054 2,503 2,040 20,657              
  Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Virginia 13,793 15,198 15,645 11,970 11,315 11,170 11,535 13,733 17,970 23,054 23,635 27,163 196,181              
  Washington 11,703 11,536 13,278 11,289 10,471 11,110 10,940 12,833 16,619 20,541 14,250 16,810 161,380              
  West Virginia 9,167 10,844 11,306 8,399 7,406 7,652 7,603 10,176 12,520 17,649 19,121 16,578 138,421              
  Wisconsin  10,043 13,312 17,988 14,239 8,868 8,425 8,841 13,619 21,972 25,423 21,370 17,698 181,798              
  Wyoming 2,456 2,598 2,713 2,390 2,338 2,231 2,285 3,070 3,948 3,340 3,079 4,006 34,454              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 2000
January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  17,860 19,309 17,001 13,017 11,832 12,944 12,451 16,404 19,885 19,647 27,199 34,362 221,911              
  Alaska 2,149 2,620 3,054 3,432 3,069 2,959 3,259 3,842 3,553 5,136 2,926 3,960 39,959              
  Arizona 12,192 13,882 14,125 11,946 10,782 10,755 10,557 12,126 12,278 12,289 11,402 15,929 148,263              
  Arkansas 12,592 16,075 13,984 10,908 9,462 9,758 9,266 12,734 15,732 17,174 22,007 19,936 169,628              
  California 57,800 58,905 64,895 65,796 62,909 64,614 60,311 63,724 59,837 62,588 74,834 98,293 794,506              
  Colorado 23,614 24,812 27,658 21,778 17,670 20,632 19,290 25,582 28,974 30,224 29,512 37,766 307,512              
  Connecticut 7,661 7,645 8,787 7,021 6,932 6,779 6,172 7,379 6,702 7,838 7,360 7,310 87,586              
  Delaware 1,057 1,133 1,251 1,108 870 880 912 1,042 1,275 1,612 2,002 2,205 15,347              
  District of Columbia 4 1 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 17              
  Florida 21,069 22,271 21,673 18,712 18,427 18,875 17,903 21,096 21,001 23,888 26,210 34,910 266,035              
  Georgia 29,933 34,114 30,832 21,741 19,557 20,972 21,094 26,402 29,985 33,658 34,476 49,593 352,357              
  Guam 23 16 23 15 18 22 30 22 23 26 24 37 279              
  Hawaii 576 511 574 419 452 489 574 651 726 630 539 468 6,609              
  Idaho 5,284 6,340 6,711 6,281 5,278 5,350 5,189 6,093 8,558 7,606 6,372 8,076 77,138              
  Illinois 39,273 38,528 44,109 34,673 30,664 28,722 27,627 42,307 37,925 43,841 42,378 39,724 449,771              
  Indiana 14,663 14,732 15,093 13,284 11,238 13,005 11,283 14,154 16,661 18,026 21,201 18,979 182,319              
  Iowa 8,619 7,661 7,994 5,501 4,179 4,003 3,875 5,660 7,692 10,620 11,298 10,694 87,796              
  Kansas  7,987 8,219 8,355 5,896 5,493 5,205 5,153 6,776 8,008 10,516 12,176 12,932 96,716              
  Kentucky 17,459 21,621 19,364 16,387 12,913 13,879 13,354 18,049 20,108 21,371 25,539 29,852 229,896              
  Louisiana 12,767 13,280 12,336 9,776 9,066 9,653 10,187 13,738 17,801 19,434 21,321 25,347 174,706              
  Maine  2,606 2,723 3,514 2,966 2,434 2,406 2,686 3,651 5,814 7,569 4,343 4,316 45,028              
  Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 4 0 13              
  Maryland 5,758 6,566 7,482 7,440 5,508 5,364 5,403 6,441 7,892 8,461 9,620 8,374 84,309              
  Massachusetts 2,578 2,825 3,547 3,600 2,673 5,311 5,133 6,178 5,253 6,334 6,017 5,394 54,843              
  Michigan 21,227 21,793 25,935 22,333 18,250 18,150 19,471 22,187 32,946 33,831 35,147 29,391 300,661              
  Minnesota  10,104 12,752 17,218 14,781 10,317 10,808 10,839 17,129 25,944 25,793 15,027 14,388 185,100              
  Mississippi 12,200 15,169 12,341 9,147 8,458 9,220 9,271 13,038 14,049 15,286 21,595 24,206 163,980              
  Missouri 14,172 16,933 16,401 14,225 10,574 11,085 10,612 13,907 16,137 21,208 22,725 23,599 191,578              
  Montana 4,407 5,301 6,002 5,744 5,222 5,328 4,646 5,561 7,916 8,972 5,138 6,878 71,115              
  Nebraska 3,196 3,284 3,531 2,650 2,202 2,137 2,329 3,197 4,234 6,470 5,671 5,924 44,825              
  Nevada 4,238 4,432 4,424 3,963 3,799 3,611 3,585 3,738 4,303 3,991 3,845 5,878 49,807              
  New Hampshire  2,753 2,694 3,362 3,115 2,498 2,697 2,775 3,266 4,217 4,585 4,180 3,978 40,120              
  New Jersey 2,614 2,778 3,267 2,986 2,746 2,934 2,574 3,049 3,014 3,278 4,110 3,756 37,106              
  New Mexico 6,299 7,687 7,724 6,240 5,759 6,040 5,401 6,678 7,268 8,509 7,173 9,256 84,034              
  New York 10,957 11,106 12,957 12,524 10,157 9,527 10,067 13,188 17,307 19,620 19,475 17,089 163,974              
  North Carolina 23,910 27,125 24,942 18,841 16,974 17,839 17,014 23,641 23,661 26,848 31,520 38,569 290,884              
  North Dakota 1,834 2,099 2,656 2,498 1,948 1,973 1,904 2,931 4,236 4,742 2,849 2,688 32,358              
  Ohio 20,200 24,204 24,696 21,170 15,379 15,730 14,878 20,887 24,115 25,035 34,890 32,981 274,165              
  Oklahoma 11,957 14,972 12,702 11,516 9,323 10,371 9,467 11,635 13,080 14,820 17,563 19,582 156,988              
  Oregon  9,658 11,551 12,475 10,993 9,236 9,375 8,159 10,244 15,228 11,427 11,332 15,658 135,336              
  Pennsylvania 35,120 37,931 48,600 39,189 32,796 31,442 31,171 34,999 41,872 48,477 54,089 45,608 481,294              
  Puerto Rico 247 418 620 406 425 454 374 546 487 458 388 478 5,301              
  Rhode Island 774 853 939 784 669 682 595 699 754 867 957 841 9,414              
  South Carolina 9,905 11,851 10,773 7,565 6,810 7,483 7,514 11,491 11,329 11,497 13,827 18,573 128,618              
  South Dakota 1,997 2,288 2,500 2,300 1,901 1,905 2,094 3,181 4,695 6,187 3,717 3,958 36,723              
  Tennessee 18,928 21,178 19,940 14,344 12,968 12,596 16,221 19,449 19,087 20,079 26,567 33,316 234,673              
  Texas  48,626 52,861 51,666 42,204 41,947 42,043 45,518 59,994 65,110 62,872 66,996 83,133 662,970              
  Utah 4,611 5,831 5,549 4,379 4,006 3,964 3,953 5,111 7,019 6,522 5,848 10,627 67,420              
  Vermont 1,123 1,590 1,961 1,708 1,222 1,130 1,206 1,544 2,231 2,688 2,181 1,716 20,300              
  Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Virginia 13,636 15,794 17,908 13,361 11,352 11,129 11,886 13,970 16,397 17,457 21,270 24,348 188,508              
  Washington 9,171 10,534 11,763 9,711 8,880 8,910 9,156 11,248 13,685 14,792 11,741 14,664 134,255              
  West Virginia 8,589 11,546 10,855 9,255 7,143 7,397 7,743 9,060 12,058 13,650 16,591 14,371 128,258              
  Wisconsin  10,368 13,013 16,615 14,441 9,928 9,160 9,498 14,009 22,239 24,736 20,647 15,838 180,492              
  Wyoming 2,508 2,956 3,047 2,563 2,202 2,339 2,267 2,765 3,838 3,178 2,725 3,907 34,295              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 1999
January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama  18,049 20,583 19,424 14,823 14,043 14,651 14,795 17,095 20,181 22,484 29,445 41,183 246,756              
  Alaska 2,278 2,413 3,206 3,931 3,278 3,201 3,744 4,243 3,623 5,723 3,169 4,264 43,073              
  Arizona 12,859 14,546 14,992 14,575 13,186 12,575 13,032 13,491 14,141 14,916 13,714 21,521 173,548              
  Arkansas 11,953 15,348 13,720 11,521 10,105 10,518 10,897 13,582 17,580 19,388 23,946 26,058 184,616              
  California 56,953 57,471 68,327 62,654 61,497 65,298 65,646 70,183 70,519 77,927 90,391 136,278 883,144              
  Colorado 19,503 22,239 17,287 11,739 10,605 10,842 10,758 20,607 25,084 32,436 30,811 45,397 257,308              
  Connecticut 6,265 8,069 7,877 9,111 8,202 6,931 4,940 6,899 6,599 7,326 6,614 8,376 87,209              
  Delaware 1,128 1,077 1,314 1,081 1,095 918 901 1,270 1,508 1,930 2,403 2,969 17,594              
  District of Columbia 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 5 0 2 21              
  Florida 18,999 22,252 23,492 19,219 18,891 19,383 20,004 20,093 20,399 25,667 28,490 42,811 279,700              
  Georgia 20,860 36,251 33,756 26,828 25,163 24,957 25,560 30,659 33,203 42,171 41,109 69,293 409,810              
  Guam 2 7 6 2 3 14 12 22 32 20 23 27 170              
  Hawaii 262 327 447 476 343 432 492 462 451 414 566 671 5,343              
  Idaho 5,080 5,480 6,357 6,507 5,677 5,166 6,015 6,435 8,510 8,614 6,794 9,279 79,914              
  Illinois 35,459 38,449 43,089 38,343 32,377 31,962 29,826 38,023 42,852 49,471 53,201 51,796 484,848              
  Indiana 15,337 15,961 16,938 16,525 15,176 14,030 12,594 15,226 15,027 19,328 22,242 24,798 203,182              
  Iowa 8,162 7,222 7,691 6,029 4,412 4,433 4,152 5,841 8,224 11,017 10,984 14,055 92,222              
  Kansas  8,023 7,694 8,992 6,682 5,975 6,027 6,148 7,834 8,454 11,495 13,783 15,001 106,108              
  Kentucky 17,909 22,311 20,740 17,439 13,777 14,373 15,838 18,205 19,990 23,993 28,229 35,408 248,212              
  Louisiana 12,849 14,060 14,239 10,733 10,248 11,232 12,224 14,292 19,591 21,964 23,991 30,592 196,015              
  Maine  2,319 2,745 3,379 2,765 2,490 2,256 2,758 4,036 6,213 8,503 4,744 4,952 47,160              
  Mariana Islands               38 0 0 13 0 51              
  Maryland 6,031 6,602 10,579 6,116 5,091 5,438 5,564 6,157 7,221 9,070 11,506 12,006 91,381              
  Massachusetts 843 1,016 1,593 1,766 1,449 1,542 1,735 2,045 2,344 3,332 3,151 3,498 24,314              
  Michigan 16,046 20,335 25,251 21,994 18,959 17,867 18,442 23,906 31,658 35,334 39,395 38,582 307,769              
  Minnesota  6,724 9,473 13,747 12,274 9,467 9,734 10,093 18,249 25,704 26,815 17,026 18,623 177,929              
  Mississippi 12,436 15,882 13,857 10,735 9,395 9,781 11,045 13,121 14,959 18,299 23,713 28,891 182,114              
  Missouri 13,490 16,814 17,567 15,281 11,831 11,666 11,503 14,727 17,471 23,087 24,418 28,781 206,636              
  Montana 4,276 5,009 6,106 5,844 5,203 5,236 5,173 5,995 7,592 9,588 5,777 7,228 73,027              
  Nebraska 3,159 3,172 3,475 2,859 2,389 2,357 2,458 3,534 4,628 6,563 6,204 7,161 47,959              
  Nevada 4,724 4,869 5,363 4,785 4,667 4,520 4,521 4,839 5,328 5,044 5,350 8,365 62,375              
  New Hampshire  1,464 1,465 1,865 2,940 2,779 2,504 2,944 3,514 4,198 4,974 4,288 4,776 37,711              
  New Jersey 2,498 2,616 3,283 3,026 2,719 2,743 2,751 3,122 3,058 3,650 4,468 4,667 38,601              
  New Mexico 6,671 7,686 8,341 7,082 6,475 6,806 6,546 7,147 7,656 9,754 8,119 12,123 94,406              
  New York 10,897 13,144 17,668 17,394 14,696 11,237 9,838 13,126 17,319 20,254 20,639 20,415 186,627              
  North Carolina 21,771 25,866 25,738 19,965 17,945 18,957 18,917 23,651 24,381 29,922 34,673 47,921 309,707              
  North Dakota 1,340 1,600 2,055 1,748 1,747 1,621 1,947 2,710 4,149 4,745 2,885 3,317 29,864              
  Ohio 16,731 23,524 24,939 22,586 18,019 16,514 17,398 22,262 25,418 29,770 38,940 41,496 297,597              
  Oklahoma 12,089 14,651 13,343 12,221 10,631 10,679 10,499 12,145 13,797 16,106 19,020 24,255 169,436              
  Oregon  9,612 11,276 13,267 12,486 11,186 11,036 11,891 11,452 15,553 13,688 18,094 20,817 160,358              
  Pennsylvania 32,267 39,417 51,500 43,248 36,831 34,503 35,319 43,037 45,129 56,297 66,033 57,974 541,555              
  Puerto Rico 402 338 445 363 435 376 357 449 540 513 480 492 5,190              
  Rhode Island 834 786 925 806 762 719 749 837 860 1,102 1,072 1,225 10,677              
  South Carolina 9,543 12,565 12,282 9,358 8,808 8,670 9,706 11,834 12,646 12,889 15,056 22,136 145,493              
  South Dakota 1,389 1,685 1,852 1,783 1,491 1,464 1,773 2,730 3,959 5,524 3,713 3,964 31,327              
  Tennessee 18,473 23,304 23,035 17,000 15,515 16,197 17,775 19,662 19,384 23,761 28,471 41,637 264,214              
  Texas  50,992 55,148 54,096 45,727 44,247 46,105 50,160 57,184 65,731 68,080 70,540 102,015 710,025              
  Utah 5,055 5,933 6,021 5,987 5,333 4,393 4,538 5,330 7,355 8,016 7,607 12,150 77,718              
  Vermont 1,043 1,668 1,941 1,599 1,156 1,142 1,320 1,752 2,603 3,129 2,440 2,425 22,218              
  Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0              
  Virginia 14,009 16,053 17,193 13,933 13,730 13,169 14,252 15,158 17,429 20,783 23,033 29,812 208,554              
  Washington 8,695 9,383 10,551 9,229 9,134 9,520 9,308 10,532 12,125 15,494 11,957 17,746 133,674              
  West Virginia 8,260 11,206 10,867 9,908 7,361 7,481 8,507 9,226 11,904 16,359 17,481 15,911 134,471              
  Wisconsin  7,780 10,578 14,891 14,936 10,694 9,133 9,754 13,962 21,306 24,664 22,690 18,952 179,340              
  Wyoming 2,180 2,643 2,776 2,702 2,531 2,602 2,513 3,047 3,724 3,524 2,993 4,241 35,476              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.              
               
                                           
  NICS Firearm Background Checks
Year 1998
November 30, 1998 - December 31, 1998
             
  STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS              
  Alabama                      1,062 35,506 36,568              
  Alaska                     145 3,840 3,985              
  Arizona                     379 17,074 17,453              
  Arkansas                     589 21,163 21,752              
  California                     2,101 65,344 67,445              
  Colorado                     622 23,176 23,798              
  Connecticut                     80 6,790 6,870              
  Delaware                     55 2,080 2,135              
  District of Columbia                     0 0 0              
  Florida                     812 31,529 32,341              
  Georgia                     62 3,757 3,819              
  Guam                     0 9 9              
  Hawaii                     28 403 431              
  Idaho                     176 7,163 7,339              
  Illinois                     22 41,455 41,477              
  Indiana                     347 22,171 22,518              
  Iowa                     482 14,168 14,650              
  Kansas                      398 11,988 12,386              
  Kentucky                     840 31,029 31,869              
  Louisiana                     799 26,843 27,642              
  Maine                      100 4,006 4,106              
  Mariana Islands                         0              
  Maryland                     318 8,689 9,007              
  Massachusetts                     43 1,400 1,443              
  Michigan                     1,025 29,571 30,596              
  Minnesota                      319 11,797 12,116              
  Mississippi                     784 25,313 26,097              
  Missouri                     578 23,509 24,087              
  Montana                     201 6,205 6,406              
  Nebraska                     186 6,469 6,655              
  Nevada                     159 6,280 6,439              
  New Hampshire                      55 2,387 2,442              
  New Jersey                     77 3,718 3,795              
  New Mexico                     211 8,822 9,033              
  New York                     319 14,417 14,736              
  North Carolina                     1,310 37,633 38,943              
  North Dakota                     58 2,379 2,437              
  Ohio                     952 31,529 32,481              
  Oklahoma                     633 19,442 20,075              
  Oregon                      344 13,680 14,024              
  Pennsylvania                     17 48,300 48,317              
  Puerto Rico                     2 511 513              
  Rhode Island                     38 1,021 1,059              
  South Carolina                     6 9,559 9,565              
  South Dakota                     74 2,677 2,751              
  Tennessee                     107 24,666 24,773              
  Texas                      2,794 79,605 82,399              
  Utah                     267 10,415 10,682              
  Vermont                     59 2,057 2,116              
  Virgin Islands                     0 0 0              
  Virginia                     24 25,170 25,194              
  Washington                     361 11,641 12,002              
  West Virginia                     408 13,786 14,194              
  Wisconsin                      241 15,201 15,442              
  Wyoming                     107 3,379 3,486              
                                           
  NOTE:  These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.