To finish high on any ranked list can be impressive, but who knew Montana would be almost number one?

Anytime a ranking list comes out, it's subjective and sometimes brutally wrong. The only time lists can get it right is when it comes to the most beautiful places in America. Montana will always land high on those lists because we have some of the best natural beauty in America.

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Then, some lists get everything wrong. It might be about food or living in Montana, but the picks or statistics don't add up, especially to locals. How hard is it to get the facts right?

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We have found a new ranking list, and it nails Montana perfectly.

24/7 Wall Street came out with a list of States With the Most Gun Stores, and we expected Montana to land high on the list, but it was still surprising.

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Montana ranks #2 in the nation when it comes to having the most gun stores, just behind Wyoming at #1.

Montana ranks second in America for most gun stores per 100,000 people, the highest percentage of households that own a firearm, and we received an F grade for gun law strength.

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The place in Montana with the most gun stores is Billings, with 61 shops where you can buy a firearm.

Montana might rank #2 in the nation for most gun stores, but one thing to realize about this stat is locals are also some of the most responsible when it comes to firearms. Most folks own gun safes or locks to keep them out of harm's way, and most folks have guns for home protection or hunting purposes.

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Some people might wonder why Montana has so many gun stores, but outsiders don't understand that owning a firearm is a way of life in our state.

For more details, check out 24/7 Wall Street.

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