Number of Registered Guns By State

It’s a well-known fact that in America, there are a lot of guns by state. This article provides statistics to back that assumption up.

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Texas has the most registered guns of any U.S. state, with 588,696. That’s a lot of guns. But Texas also has the second largest population in America with 29 million residents. That means, there is roughly one registered gun for every three people. (3.6 guns for every 10 people).

Rhode Island has the fewest registered guns of any U.S. state, with 4,223. That comes out to one gun per 17 residents. That’s not surprising, though. Rhode Island ranks 45th in terms of population and 50th in terms of size.

chart showing guns by state

However, according to for every registered gun in the U.S., it is estimated that there are 3 unregistered ones. Although some of the unregistered guns are undoubtedly illegal, most of them are not. In most states, gun owners can legally own a gun without registering it.

To view a chart showing the percentage of gun owners per state, refer to our article, Gun Ownership Percentages By State.

For detailed information about the gun related homicide rates in each state, check out our article entitled Firearm Deaths per 100K People per State.