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Report: NH is pretty dependent on the firearms industry, in top 10 in the nation

New Hampshire and the gun industry are pals.

Despite the debates raging across the country about gun control, it's pretty safe to say the firearms industry is a major part of the U.S. economy.

"By one estimate, firearms and ammunition contributed a total of nearly $43 billion to the economy in 2014. That figure accounts for more than 263,000 jobs that paid $13.7 billion in total wages," according to a report done by WalletHub.

But how much does it affect each state?

The report ranks all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, in order of most dependent to least dependent on the firearms industry.

And the Granite State ranked pretty high.

No. 7 to be exact.

The report ranked states on three categories: Firearms Industry Rank, Gun Prevalence Rank, and Gun Politics Rank

New Hampshire Ranked No. 1 in the Firearms Industry Rank, which largely carried it to its top 10 ranking.

Interestingly enough, the Granite State was in the bottom five for Lowest Gun Ownership.

Idaho ranked No. 1 overall and Delaware ranked No. 51.

Take a look a map of all the rankings below, and see the full report here. That data is pretty interesting.

Source: WalletHub

What do you think? Does the firearms industry have too much power in the Granite State? Sound off in the comments below.

Kevin Deane is the Digital Content Manager for You can email him at and follow him on Twitter, @kdeaneNH1.

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