Really? Well, here's a link
to a web page from an outfit called "deathpenaltyinfo.org".
In 2011, California had 4.8/1K deaths by firearms. Texas had 4.4/1K by firearms.
Same year statistics show Connecticut with 3.6/1K and Kentucky with 3.5/1K.
Massachusetts and Montana tied for 2011 with 2.8/1K population.
Illinois and Georgia tied for 2011 with 5.6/1K population.
New York; 4.0/1K. Wyoming; 3.2/1K.
Hawaii showed the least firearms deaths with 1.2/1K. But Vermont and New Hampshire have fairly decent laws for New England had 1.3/1K.
Total population is irrelevant, since these are proportionate figures. The dirty truth is certain demographics are ignored when looking at impersonal numbers. There lies the problem.