Now about who has a lot more gun deaths-
Daily beast 2010
Illinois had 8 per 100,000 tied with Nebraska
Now who had more-
TEXAS with 10.7
Oklahoma with 13.4
Tennessee with 15
Wyoming with 14.5 along with Montana
Alaska with 17.6
Mississippi with 18.3
Another way to look at this-
Texas had approx 26 million folks in 2010
Illinois 12.8 million
So Texas has a higher firearm death rate per 100,000 AND over double the population.
So yeah Texas has more in total and more per 100,000.