Report: These States Are Most Dependent On The Gun Industry
States across the nation rely on the billions of dollars brought in by gun sales, and WalletHub did an official roundup on which states depend on the industry more than others.
The study released Monday compares all 50 states using 16 different metrics, to discover which states rely most on the gun industry. The data include jobs in the gun industry, gun prevalence, and gun politics. The most dependent state on guns is Idaho. Maryland is ranked the least dependent.
4. South Dakota
10. North Dakota
13. West Virginia
15. South Carolina
18. North Carolina
28. New Hampshire
32. New Mexico
46. New York
48. Rhode Island
49. New Jersey
The study comes as students across the world walked out of their schools at 10 a.m. EST March 14 to protest gun violence and call for stricter gun laws, following the February shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school, where 17 people were killed.
The gun industry added 51 billion dollars to the economy and generated over 6.5 billion dollars in taxes throughout 2017.
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