While a state like Texas is synonymous with firearms, how do you think the Lone Star State compares to the rest of the nation in number of guns owned?

ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record is the only accessible list, it doesn't cover everything, just those covered in the National Firearms Act of 1934: machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, suppressors, destructive devices like bombs and grenades, concealable devices with the ability to discharge a shot through the energy of an explosive, and any firearm with a bore over half an inch that has not been determined to have a legitimate sporting use. Not covered in the list are pistols, a large chunk of firearms owned in the country. Taking that into account, here's the order of states with the most arms per capita from CBS.

For a state that is synonymous with firearms, Texas didn't score as highly as many people probably expected. Another thing to note is the large change after the first five. Where as we see drops of 130, 20, and 10 within the top five spots, as the list progresses we only see a drop of a few tenths from one to the next.

  1. Wyoming - 195.7 guns for every 1,000 residents
  2. Washington D.C. - 66.4 guns for every 1,000 residents
  3. Arkansas - 41.6 guns for every 1,000 residents
  4. New Mexico - 40.5 guns for every 1,000 residents
  5. Virginia - 30.1 guns for every 1,000 residents
  6. Idaho - 24.2 guns for every 1,000 residents
  7. Alabama - 20 guns for every 1,000 residents
  8. Nevada - 19.5 guns for every 1,000 residents
  9. Alaska - 15.2 guns for every 1,000 residents
  10. Louisiana - 15.1 guns for every 1,000 residents
  11. Maryland - 15 guns for every 1,000 residents
  12. Pennsylvania - 15 guns for every 1,000 residents
  13. Georgia - 14.6 guns for every 1,000 residents
  14. New Hampshire - 14.6 guns for every 1,000 residents
  15. Indiana - 14.1 guns for every 1,000 residents
  16. Kentucky - 13.5 guns for every 1,000 residents
  17. Utah - 12.9 guns for every 1,000 residents
  18. Texas - 12.8 guns for every 1,000 residents
  19. Oklahoma - 12.3 guns for every 1,000 residents
  20. Colorado - 12 guns for every 1,000 residents
  21. South Carolina - 11.6 guns for every 1,000 residents
  22. South Dakota - 11.5 guns for every 1,000 residents
  23. Ohio - 11.4 guns for every 1,000 residents
  24. Oregon - 11.4 guns for every 1,000 residents
  25. Connecticut - 11.3 guns for every 1,000 residents
  26. Montana - 11.3 guns for every 1,000 residents
  27. Tennessee - 11.3 guns for every 1,000 residents
  28. North Carolina - 11.1 guns for every 1,000 residents
  29. Kansas - 11 guns for every 1,000 residents
  30. Florida - 10.2 guns for every 1,000 residents
  31. Minnesota - 9.5 guns for every 1,000 residents
  32. North Dakota - 9.5 guns for every 1,000 residents
  33. Arizona - 9.4 guns for every 1,000 residents
  34. West Virginia - 9.4 guns for every 1,000 residents
  35. Illinois - 9.2 guns for every 1,000 residents
  36. Maine - 8.7 guns for every 1,000 residents
  37. Washington - 8.6 guns for every 1,000 residents
  38. Missouri - 8.5 guns for every 1,000 residents
  39. Wisconsin - 7.8 guns for every 1,000 residents
  40. California - 7.6 guns for every 1,000 residents
  41. Nebraska - 7.4 guns for every 1,000 residents
  42. Mississippi - 6.8 guns for every 1,000 residents
  43. Vermont - 6.4 guns for every 1,000 residents
  44. Iowa - 6.1 guns for every 1,000 residents
  45. New Jersey - 5.8 guns for every 1,000 residents
  46. Hawaii - 5.1 guns for every 1,000 residents
  47. Massachusetts - 4.9 guns for every 1,000 residents
  48. Michigan - 4.3 guns for every 1,000 residents
  49. Delaware - 4.2 guns for every 1,000 residents
  50. Rhode Island - 3.8 guns for every 1,000 residents
  51. New York - 3.3 guns for every 1,000 residents