2018's States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry

Ruben Hill
March 20, 2018

With gun sales declining, and the recent Parkland school shooting, more debates regarding the gun industry are being started.

A WalletHub survey lists the state as the most dependent in the nation when it comes to the gun industry.

The study looked at several factors, including gun ownership, the number of jobs in the industry and taxes payed by the firearms industry.

Colorado came in slightly higher than New Mexico, while Texas and Arizona ranked much lower. At a minimum, a greater proportion of Kentuckians try to buy guns.

The gun politics ranking for Kentucky, using metrics that include the amount of gun-control and gun-rights contributions to congressional members, was eighth.

The state ranked first per capita in both gun rights and gun control contributions to members of Congress.

Idaho, Montana and Alaska rank as the top three most dependent states on gun sales while Maryland, New Jersey and Rhode Island rank as the least.

By one estimate, guns contributed more than $51 billion to the US economy and generated over $6.5 billion in federal and state taxes in 2017.

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