People across the west understand the need for self-protection, and the people of Wyoming benefit a great deal from the arms and ammunitions industry. With President Barack Obama’s aggressive overreach through his 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 thrive 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|
|7||New Hampshire||48||New York|
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.