Deadliest Gun States

You're five times more likely to die from a gun in Arizona than Hawaii. In the wake of the Giffords massacre, The Daily Beast ranks which states have the worst record of gun fatalities.

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#1, Mississippi

Gun deaths per 100,000: 18.3
Permissive gun laws: 4th out of 50

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#2, Arizona

Gun deaths per 100,000: 15
Permissive gun laws: 1st out of 50

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#3, Alaska

Gun deaths per 100,000: 17.6
Permissive gun laws: 11th out of 50

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#4, Arkansas

Gun deaths per 100,000: 15.1
Permissive gun laws: 7th out of 50

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#5, Louisiana

Gun deaths per 100,000: 19.9
Permissive gun laws: 23rd out of 50

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#6, New Mexico

Gun deaths per 100,000: 15
Permissive gun laws: 6th out of 50

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#7, Alabama

Gun deaths per 100,000: 17.6
Permissive gun laws: 27th out of 50

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#8, Nevada

Gun deaths per 100,000: 16.2
Permissive gun laws: 22nd out of 50

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#9, Montana

Gun deaths per 100,000: 14.5
Permissive gun laws: 10th out of 50

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#10, Wyoming

Gun deaths per 100,000: 14.5
Permissive gun laws: 8th out of 50

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#11, Kentucky

Gun deaths per 100,000: 14.4
Permissive gun laws: 5th out of 50

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#12, West Virginia

Gun deaths per 100,000: 14.8
Permissive gun laws: 25th out of 50

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#13, Tennessee

Gun deaths per 100,000: 15
Permissive gun laws: 31st out of 50

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#14, Oklahoma

Gun deaths per 100,000: 13.4
Permissive gun laws: 17th out of 50

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#15, Idaho

Gun deaths per 100,000: 12.5
Permissive gun laws: 2nd out of 50

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#16, Georgia

Gun deaths per 100,000: 13.1
Permissive gun laws: 13th out of 50

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#17, Missouri

Gun deaths per 100,000: 12.9
Permissive gun laws: 12th out of 50

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#18, South Carolina

Gun deaths per 100,000: 13.4
Permissive gun laws: 20th out of 50

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#19, North Carolina

Gun deaths per 100,000: 12.3
Permissive gun laws: 28th out of 50

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#20, Florida

Gun deaths per 100,000: 12.5
Permissive gun laws: 41st out of 50

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