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State public safety administrators are skeptical over a new analysis that ranks Utah as the second most-armed state in the nation. The report from The Daily Beast places the Beehive state second only to Kentucky as the most-armed. The analysis takes into account federal background check applications related to gun sales and permits over the past 18 months. Click here to read the full article. Here are the other 19 states listed in the gun survey:

20 Louisiana

Population: 4,533,372

Previous rank: 21st

19 Minnesota

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 9,730

Previous rank: 22nd

18 Illinois

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 9,831

Previous rank: 18th

17 Mississippi

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 10,035

Previous rank: 17th

16 Colorado

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 10,208

Previous rank: 14th

15 Missouri

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 10,228

Previous rank: 15th

14 Idaho

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 10,261

Previous rank: 13th

13 New Hampshire

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 10,557

Previous rank: 16th

12 Tennessee

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 10,889

Previous rank: 11th

11 Alabama

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 11,070

Previous rank: 10th

10 Arkansas

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 11,150

Previous rank: 9th

9 Oklahoma

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 11,279

Previous rank: 12th

8 South Dakota

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 13,624

Previous rank: 7th

7 North Dakota

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 13,952

Previous rank: 8th

6 Wyoming

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 13,986

Previous rank: 4th

5 Alaska

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 14,616

Previous rank: 5th

4 West Virginia

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 15,718

Previous rank: 6th

3 Montana

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 16,888

Previous rank: 3rd

2 Utah

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 46,898

Previous rank: 2nd

1 Kentucky

NICS background checks per 100,000 residents

(Sept. 2010 – Feb. 2012): 78,703

Previous rank: 1st