Gun sales data reveal regional preferences

Where you live says a lot about what types of firearms you prefer, the latest data from the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) shows.

In 2008, southern Atlantic states led per capita in handgun purchases and also accounted for 31.4 percent of all handguns bought in the United States.

East north central states led per capita in shotgun purchases and accounted for 33.4 percent of shotguns sold.

The Mountain states led per capita in rifle purchases and accounted for 10.7 percent of rifles sold.

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