With nearly 400 million privately owned guns in the United States, the country has the highest rate of civilian firearm ownership in the world — more than double that of Yemen, which has the second-highest rate of gun ownership.

While U.S. citizens are permitted to own firearms under the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, only a fraction of U.S. gun owners must register their firearms because gun laws vary from state to state and the requirements for registration depend upon the firearms in question.

Anyone paying attention knows that firearms command a higher degree of cultural significance in the United States than any other country in the world. Despite many Americans being proud gun-owners, a large movement exists within the country in opposition to the freedom afforded to those in possession of these potentially deadly weapons.
According to a report from Statista, those “opposed to current gun regulation have sourced their anger from the large number of deaths due to firearms in the country, as well as the high frequency of gun violence apparent in comparison the other developed countries. Furthermore, the United States has fallen victim to a number of mass shootings in the last two decades most of which have raised questions over the ease at which a person can obtain a firearm. Although this movement holds a significant position in the public political discourse of the United States, meaningful change in regards to the legislation dictating the ownership of firearms has not occurred. Critics have pointed to the influence possessed by the National Rifle Association through their lobbying of public officials. The National Rifle Association also lobby for the interests of firearm manufacturing in the United States which has continued to rise since a fall in the early 2000s.”

With all of this in mind, we’ve used data compiled by Statista to put together a ranking of registered guns in America by state. Can you guess which state has the highest number of registered guns in the country?

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Rhode Island
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51. Rhode Island

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 4,887

Delaware
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50. Delaware

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 6,092

Hawaii
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49. Hawaii

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 9,280

Vermont
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48. Vermont

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 9,451

Maine
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47. Maine

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 21, 396

Juneau, Alaska
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46. Alaska

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 28, 237

North Dakota
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45. North Dakota

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 30, 975

Montana
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44. Montana

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 36,678

Nebraska
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43. Nebraska

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 43, 261

Worcester, Massachusetts
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42. Massachusetts

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 45,138

West Virginia
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41. West Virginia

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 50, 963

Iowa
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40. Iowa

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 54, 178

Rapids City, South Dakota
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39. South Dakota

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 64, 666

Kansas
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38. Kansas

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 69, 850

New Hampshire
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37. New Hampshire

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 72, 433

District of Columbia
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36. District of Columbia

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 74,315

connecticut
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35. Connecticut

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 74,874

Idaho
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34. Idaho

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 76,425

Mississippi
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33. Mississippi

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 80,712

New York
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32. New York

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 92,191

Wisconsin
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31. Wisconsin

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 95,430

Oregon
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30. Oregon

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 97,474

Jersey City, New Jersey
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29. New Jersey

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 102,228

Oklahoma
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28. Oklahoma

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 103,368

Kentucky road
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27. Kentucky

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 108,833

Michigan
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26. Michigan

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 109,835

Missouri
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25. Missouri

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 113,351

Utah
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24. Utah

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 118, 408

Nevada
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23. Nevada

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 119,007

south carolina
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22. South Carolina

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 119,205

New Mexico
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21. New Mexico

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 122, 968

Minnesota
Jacob Boomsma

20. Minnesota

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 129,825

Arkansas
Tara Ballard

19. Arkansas

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 133,981

Antietam, Maryland
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18. Maryland

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 136, 257

Wyoming
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17. Wyoming

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 142,247

Illinois
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16. Illinois

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 144,749

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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15. Colorado

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 149,382

Tennessee
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14. Tennessee

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 151,536

Louisiana
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13. Louisiana

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 152,061

Indiana
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12. Indiana

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 157,546

Washington
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11. Washington

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 165,534

alabama
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10. Alabama

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 194,920

Ohio
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9. Ohio

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 208,661

North Carolina
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8. North Carolina

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 222,166

Tucson, Arizona
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7. Arizona

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 258,691

Georgia
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6. Georgia

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 304,124

Pennsylvania
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5. Pennsylvania

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 348,167

Temecula, California
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4. California

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 406,360

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3. Virginia

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 423,707

Cocoa Beach, Florida
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2. Florida

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 518,725

Texas
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1. Texas

Number of registered weapons in 2021: 1,006,555

This article originally appeared on LendingTree.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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