Kansas ranks as 7th state that rely on gun industry; tops in gun-control donations

Published: Mar. 15, 2017 at 11:13 AM CDT
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Gun sales have dropped since President Trump has taken office, and that may be a bad sign for state economies relying on the firearms industry. According to an estimate by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, guns contributed more than $7.4 billion to federal and state taxes in 2016.

Wallethub.com, a personal finance website, compared the economic impact of guns on each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. They determined which state leans most heavily on the gun business, both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through ownership.

Kansas is the 7th state to rely most heavily on the gun industry. The Sunflower State is also ranked 1st as the state with the most gun-control contributions to congressional members per-capita and ranked as 6th with gun-right contributions to congressional members per capita.

The state is ranked 11 out of 51 as firearms industry jobs per capita and 26th as gun ownership rate, as well as the 6th state whose total taxes are paid by firearms industry per capita.

Alaska, Wyoming and Montana are the top three states who rely the most on the gun industry. New York, Delaware and Rhode Island are the three states that rely the least.

You can visit Wallethub's

to see what other areas Kansas is rated, as well as other states.