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Utah ranks No. 1 for growth in gun sales, report says

Posted at 2:57 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 16:57:15-04

By: Lee Davidson from The Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY —Utah’s rate of gun sales has grown more quickly than any other state during the past decade — a time when mass shootings have created hot debate over firearms control and ownership nationally, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Utah’s rate of gun sales per adult grew by 80.4% between 2009 and 2018, according to a study using FBI background check data by, a website that helps consumers choose security and safety systems.

Other top states for growth in gun sales rates included New Hampshire, 72.1%; Illinois, 71.2%; and Delaware, 59.3%.

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