All 50 States Ranked by Federal Firearm Licensees

All 50 States Ranked by Federal Firearm Licensees

All 50 States Ranked by Federal Firearm Licensees

A Federal Firearm License (FFL) is what you need if you want to do just about anything in the firearms industry. Want to receive firearms directly from manufacturers and distributors? You need an FFL. Want to sell or make guns on a commercial scale? You need an FFL. Want to collect rare, bizarre, or historical firearms? In most cases, you need an FFL.

There are several different types of FFL, from those issued to international companies to the one that your small neighborhood pawnbroker has. In a very general way, more FFLs in any given area can mean that there’s more demand for firearms in a region. However, most of the time it just means that the area has a larger overall population.

If you’ve ever wondered which states have the most active FFLs in America, we have complied the following list of all 50 states (plus some extras) using statistics from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. We also included the state’s population rank, to help lend some perspective on which states have a high number of FFLs for their population.

State

Total active FFLs Population rank
1. Texas 10829 2
2. California 8564 1
3. Florida 7634 3
4. Pennsylvania 6325 6
5. Missouri 5437 18

 

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