The Kaiser Family Foundation has a nice table / map of gun deaths by state. What led me here was an article about the (relatively) restrictive state gun laws in Hawaii. I was wondering how that was working out for them. If lowering gun deaths is the goal, I would say: pretty well.
Most of the data wasn’t very surprising. My home state of Louisiana is #2 (behind Alaska) in gun deaths, despite a somewhat lower rate of gun ownership. Hawaii was #49. The map pretty much echoed the red state / blue state theme. One exception was New Mexico. A Blue State with a high gun death rate. Not sure what is going on over there. Have to add Texas wasn’t as bad as I would have thought. But maybe it isn’t as Red as we are all led to believe.