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Monday, March 19, 2018

New data shows how little Rhode Island needs guns and the gun industry

Rhode Island is 3rd LEAST dependent on the gun industry
Adam McCann, Financial Writer for WalletHub

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With gun sales still in decline since Donald Trump took office and with the recent Parkland school shooting prompting more debates on the gun industry, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry.

To determine the states that depend most heavily on the arms and ammunitions industry both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through firearm ownership, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 16 key metrics. 

The data set ranges from firearms industry jobs per capita to gun sales per 1,000 residents to gun ownership rate.


Rhode Island’s Dependence on the Gun Industry (1=Most Dependent; 25=Avg.)

49th – Gun Ownership Rate

46th – Firearms-Industry Jobs per Capita

46th – Total Firearms-Industry Output per Capita

47th – Total Taxes Paid by Firearms Industry per Capita

47th – NICS Background Checks per Capita

44th – Gun-Control Contributions to Congressional Members per Capita

45th – Gun-Rights Contributions to Congressional Members per Capita

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-dependent-on-the-gun-industry/18719/