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Number of registered weapons, by state U.S. 2019

Texas was the state with the highest number of registered weapons in the United States in 2019, with 830,109 firearms. Rhode Island, on the other hand, had 4,784 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 10,258 homicides in 2019.

Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in 2019, by state

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Source

Release date

October 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 2019

Supplementary notes

Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in total: 6,634,064

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