Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in 2018, by state

Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in 2018, by state

by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in 2018, by state Texas was the state with the highest number of registered weapons in the United States in 2018, with 637,612 firearms. Rhode Island, on the other hand, had 4,535 registered firearms.
Gun laws in the United States

Gun ownership in the U.S. is protected by the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, which allows citizens to own firearms and form a militia if necessary.

Outside of the 2nd Amendment, gun laws in the U.S. vary from state to state, and gun owners are subject to the laws of the state they are currently in, not necessarily the state they live in. For example, if concealed carry is allowed in a gun owner’s state of residence, but not in the state they are travelling in, the owner is subject to the law of the state they are travelling in.

Civilian-owned firearms

The United States is estimated to have the highest rate of civilian-owned firearms in the world, and more than double that of Yemen, which has the second-highest gun ownership rate. Unfortunately, along with high gun ownership rates comes a higher number of homicides by firearm, which was about 11,000 homicides in 2017.
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Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in 2018, by state

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Number of registered weapons
Texas637,612
Florida377,207
California358,223
Virginia328,010
Pennsylvania261,765
Georgia203,396
Arkansas185,776
Ohio173,315
North Carolina165,170
Alabama163,398
Indiana144,428
Wyoming128,083
Iowa119,770
Alaska117,572
Louisiana117,356
Maryland115,463
Tennessee107,634
Washington101,534
New Mexico101,182
South Carolina101,116
Colorado100,162
Nevada87,148
Minnesota87,019
Kentucky85,763
Arizona84,045
Utah83,962
Missouri78,660
New York78,141
Oklahoma74,615
Wisconsin73,250
Michigan71,678
Connecticut68,297
Oregon66,346
New Jersey59,629
New Hampshire59,140
Kansas57,028
District of Columbia52,610
Illinois52,527
Massachusetts40,030
Mississippi39,331
West Virginia37,839
Idaho31,587
Nebraska25,092
South Dakota22,847
Montana20,326
Maine17,121
North Dakota15,440
Hawaii8,018
Vermont6,623
Delaware4,984
Rhode Island4,535
*Other US Territories671
Number of registered weapons
Texas637,612
Florida377,207
California358,223
Virginia328,010
Pennsylvania261,765
Georgia203,396
Arkansas185,776
Ohio173,315
North Carolina165,170
Alabama163,398
Indiana144,428
Wyoming128,083
Iowa119,770
Alaska117,572
Louisiana117,356
Maryland115,463
Tennessee107,634
Washington101,534
New Mexico101,182
South Carolina101,116
Colorado100,162
Nevada87,148
Minnesota87,019
Kentucky85,763
Arizona84,045
Utah83,962
Missouri78,660
New York78,141
Oklahoma74,615
Wisconsin73,250
Michigan71,678
Connecticut68,297
Oregon66,346
New Jersey59,629
New Hampshire59,140
Kansas57,028
District of Columbia52,610
Illinois52,527
Massachusetts40,030
Mississippi39,331
West Virginia37,839
Idaho31,587
Nebraska25,092
South Dakota22,847
Montana20,326
Maine17,121
North Dakota15,440
Hawaii8,018
Vermont6,623
Delaware4,984
Rhode Island4,535
*Other US Territories671
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Texas was the state with the highest number of registered weapons in the United States in 2018, with 637,612 firearms. Rhode Island, on the other hand, had 4,535 registered firearms.
Gun laws in the United States

Gun ownership in the U.S. is protected by the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, which allows citizens to own firearms and form a militia if necessary.

Outside of the 2nd Amendment, gun laws in the U.S. vary from state to state, and gun owners are subject to the laws of the state they are currently in, not necessarily the state they live in. For example, if concealed carry is allowed in a gun owner’s state of residence, but not in the state they are travelling in, the owner is subject to the law of the state they are travelling in.

Civilian-owned firearms

The United States is estimated to have the highest rate of civilian-owned firearms in the world, and more than double that of Yemen, which has the second-highest gun ownership rate. Unfortunately, along with high gun ownership rates comes a higher number of homicides by firearm, which was about 11,000 homicides in 2017.
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