When it comes to the ‘New England’ gun market, one brand is the king, writes Chris Loh
When it came to the New England gun market in 2016, the gun industry was in a position to make the argument that its share of the pie was shrinking.
It’s been a year since that argument was put to the test, as gun sales in New England have dropped to their lowest levels in a decade, a time when states across the country have seen the passage of tough gun laws.
The gun industry has been a mainstay of New England’s economy for decades, but the state of gun ownership in 2016 wasn’t an anomaly.
It was a sign of the times.
According to data compiled by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), there were roughly 2.2 million gun-related transactions in New Hampshire in 2016.
That’s down from 2.5 million in 2015, when the state had more than 1.3 million gun sales.
The number of sales dropped to 1.4 million in 2016 from 1.6 million in 2014, a year when sales in the state rose by 2.1 million.
The drop in gun sales has been driven in large part by the passage in November of a state law, House Bill 1165, which banned people from bringing guns into state gun stores.
This law was signed by Gov.
Maggie Hassan in May and went into effect immediately.
It wasn’t just New Hampshire that saw a drop in firearm sales in 2016—New Jersey, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Illinois, and New York all saw a decrease.
New Jersey, the state with the lowest gun sales, saw a decline of about 2,500 guns in 2016 alone.
In contrast, Vermont saw a 2,000 drop, Vermont has a population of about 22,000 people, and Rhode Island is home to more than 5,000 residents.
Overall, the number of gun sales fell in every state except for Vermont and Rhode, according to the NSSF.
There are more than 2.6 guns per 100 people in the country.
Gun sales in Vermont dropped by more than 700 guns in the year that passed the new law.
That was the first year the state saw a reduction in gun purchases.
Vermont has also had a high rate of gun suicides.
In 2016, there were 1,078 suicides and 2,811 accidental gun deaths, the second-highest rate of any state.
In 2016, Vermont had one of the lowest rates of gun homicides per capita in the nation.
Vermont ranked 22nd in the United States for the number and rate of firearm homicides in 2016 and it was fifth for firearm deaths per capita.
In Vermont, the decline in gun violence has been particularly stark in the small towns where residents have to cope with the gun violence.
The city of Portsmouth has experienced a decline in firearm homicides, from more than 6,000 in 2016 to fewer than 1,200 in 2016 according to data from the FBI.
In Portsmouth, the rate of homicide was 9.2 per 100,000 population in 2016 versus 8.8 in 2016 in the surrounding suburbs.
In Portsmouth, there have been more than 600 homicides in the city since the beginning of 2016, according the Portsmouth Police Department.
In addition to gun homicides, Portsmouth has also experienced multiple suicides in the past few years.
According the Portsmouth News Leader, the city experienced nearly 6,400 shootings in 2016 that were either suicides or accidental, which is the most for any city in New Jersey.
The average age of Portsmouth residents was 33, which was a drop from nearly 60 in 2015.
The lack of a local gun store in Portsmouth has led to a decline, as there are no other stores in the area.
This has meant the Portsmouth Gun Club has taken over the shooting range and has increased its presence.
Portsmouth’s mayor, John F. Sullivan, says he has spoken to gun owners to try and convince them to purchase a gun and they’ve all expressed an interest.
Sullivan said in a statement that gun owners have told him they would like to buy a gun, but they would prefer not to have to travel anywhere to do so.
Sullivan says he’s trying to convince people to consider buying a gun in a local store rather than the gun range.
Sullivan is also hoping that people in New York and Connecticut will start to buy guns and be more aware of gun safety.
“This has been an absolute disaster for our city and we’ve had a lot of people come to us with these concerns,” Sullivan said.
The NSSB’s 2016 report, Guns in the Home, found that gun ownership rates were lowest in the western part of New York, with rates of 6.6 per 100 residents in New Haven and 4.6 in Brooklyn, the two places with the highest rates.
The report also found that rates of handgun ownership were the highest in New Orleans and New Jersey—both with rates in the high teens—with rates of about 13 per 100 in both places.
New York City also