Red, blue, and purple states wind up pretty much where you’d expect. And if you’re in Louisiana, you might want to keep your head down.
Rhode Island isn’t on the bottom of this list for being the smallest state, but because Rhode Island has the fewest gun deaths (per capita) in the United States. 3.14 per 100,000 residents is lowest in the United States and this is one more reason to be glad that you live in the Ocean State. Do you notice any regional patterns in the rest of the data? Any explanations to make sense of these regional patterns?