The 10 Most Heavily Armed States Highlight Gun Culture in the US (PHOTOS)

vietnam memorialWith all the controversy over gun control in recent years, you're probably getting more and more curious about which side of this exceedingly heated debate your home state falls on. Thanks to data from the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, we now know which states are the most heavily armed -- and the top locations on the list might surprise you!

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This list was also compiled with per capita weapons data from the US Census, and while it gives a fairly comprehensive view of gun use in this country, it's not the whole picture; only firearms included in categories regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 are represented (still, that includes most types of firearms). Click through to see if your state made the top 10.

 

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