Originally Posted by CampingJosh
It's based on NICS calls per 100,000 residents. Which is to say, the Daily Beast badly misnamed the article.
When I saw the one-representative states up at the top, I knew it was per capita rather than raw numbers.
Some states run the NICS on all of their current license/permit holders on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly, etc.), a practice that would make this list wholly deceptive. I would be willing to bet that Kentucky is one that does this frequently.
Yep, I caught that too. ND with the smallest population of any state ranks in the top 10? No way. What was the purpose of that article? To whom was it addressed and what was it trying to convince?