Number of registered weapons, by state U.S. 2019

Texas was the state with the highest number of registered weapons in the United States in 2019, with 725,368 firearms. Rhode Island, on the other hand, had 4,655 registered firearms.

Gun laws in the United States

Gun ownership in the U.S. is protected by the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, which allows citizens to own firearms and form a militia if necessary.

Outside of the 2nd Amendment, gun laws in the U.S. vary from state to state, and gun owners are subject to the laws of the state they are currently in, not necessarily the state they live in. For example, if concealed carry is allowed in a gun owner’s state of residence, but not in the state they are travelling in, the owner is subject to the law of the state they are travelling in.

Civilian-owned firearms

The United States is estimated to have the highest rate of civilian-owned firearms in the world, and more than double that of Yemen, which has the second-highest gun ownership rate. Unfortunately, along with high gun ownership rates comes a higher number of homicides by firearm, which was about 11,000 homicides in 2017.

Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in 2019, by state

Number of registered weapons
Texas725,368
Florida432,581
California376,666
Virginia356,963
Pennsylvania271,427
Georgia225,993
Arizona204,817
North Carolina181,209
Ohio175,819
Alabama168,265
Illinois147,698
Wyoming134,050
Indiana133,594
Maryland128,289
Tennessee121,140
Washington119,829
Louisiana116,398
Colorado112,691
Arkansas108,801
New Mexico105,836
South Carolina99,283
Minnesota98,585
Nevada96,822
Kentucky93,719
Utah93,440
New Jersey90,217
Missouri88,270
Michigan83,355
Oklahoma83,112
New York82,917
Wisconsin79,639
Connecticut74,877
Oregon74,722
District of Columbia59,832
New Hampshire59,341
Idaho58,797
Kansas54,409
Mississippi52,346
West Virginia41,651
Massachusetts39,886
Iowa36,540
South Dakota31,134
Nebraska29,753
Montana23,476
Alaska20,520
North Dakota19,720
Maine17,410
Hawaii8,665
Vermont7,716
Delaware5,281
Rhode Island4,655
*Other US Territories866
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 2019

Supplementary notes

Number of registered weapons in the U.S. in total: 6,058,390

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