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With President Barack Obama’s executive orders on gun control and recent changes to state gun legislations, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry.

To determine which states depend most on the arms and ammunitions industry both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through firearm ownership, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight key metrics.

  States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry   States Least Dependent on the Gun Industry
  1 Idaho   42 Washington
  2 Alaska   43 Hawaii
  3 Montana   44 Maine
  4 South Dakota   45 Michigan
  5 Arkansas   46 California
  6 Wyoming   47 Maryland
  7 New Hampshire   48 New York
  8 Minnesota   49 New Jersey
  9 Kentucky   50 Rhode Island
  10 Alabama   51 Delaware

Comparing the Most & Least Dependent

  • The number of firearms-industry jobs per capita is highest in New Hampshire, which is seven times greater than in the District of Columbia, where it is lowest.
  • The average wages & benefits in the firearms industry is highest in the District of Columbia, which is three times greater than in New Mexico, where it is lowest.
  • The total firearms industry output per capita is highest in New Hampshire, which is 18 times greater than in Hawaii, where it is lowest.
  • The total taxes paid by the firearms industry per capita is highest in Montana, which is six times greater than in Delaware, where it is lowest.
  • Gun ownership is highest in Alaska, which is 12 times greater than in Delaware, where it is lowest.

For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit:

http://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-dependent-on-the-gun-industry/18719/

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