Guns. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Rod_Waddington.
Guns. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Rod_Waddington.

From Jan. 1 through Dec. 8 of last year — the latest period for which data is available — San Diego County’s 3.3 million residents attempted to purchase a combined 59,785 guns.

Relatively speaking, that’s not all that much.

San Diego ranks 47th among the state’s 58 counties in attempted gun purchases per resident, with fewer than two attempted purchases per 100 residents, according to an inewsource analysis of data from the California Department of Justice.

Meanwhile, don’t expect those numbers to budge much either way as a result of President Barack Obama’s latest executive actions on guns.

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