California has a population of 39,148,760. In the year 2020, there were 874,175 firearms sold in California. That's one firearm sold for every 44.8 people in the state. California ranks in the #46 position in terms of per capita gun sales, and in the #6 position in absolute firearm sales for the most recent year. For every McDonald’s restaurant in California there are 1.29 gun dealers.