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Second Amendment: New Report Ranks ‘Best’ And ‘Worst’ Gun Friendly States

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The Second Amendment welcome mat is reportedly more prevalent in some states than others. A map based upon the strictness of gun laws was generated by the Brady Campaign.

The colorful map is depicted in shades of red and green. States which boast the most “relaxed” gun ownership laws are in red and were placed on the “worst” list. States listed as green had the toughest gun ownership laws and were placed on the “best” list. Variations in the color schemes indicate the sates in the middle.

The Brady Campaign scored each of the 50 states in multiple categories to determine their placement on the gun ownership map. State licensing requirements and background checks on all gun purchases were among the laws considered during the study, The Blaze notes.

None of the states garnered a perfect score. California scored at the top of the most restrictive state for gun laws. The West Coast state earned 81 points in the gun friendly states report. With the exception of Hawaii, all of the other states near the top of the most restrictive list were on the East Coast.

States which the Brady Campaign gave a green light to for stringent gun laws include Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

A total of three states scored zero points on the Brady checklist. Such a designation earned them a spot on the worst list. Gun rights supporters might consider the zero actually a perfect score considering the criteria. The gun friendly states with a zero score included Arizona, Utah, and Alaska.

States which were also placed near the top of the worst list include North Dakota, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Wyoming.

How do you feel about your state’s gun laws?

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19 Responses to “Second Amendment: New Report Ranks ‘Best’ And ‘Worst’ Gun Friendly States”

  1. Joe Mosley

    Thank God, I live in a state that gives me the right to defend myself.Chicago has one of the toughest gun laws in the country.It also has about the highest murder rate.Do the idiots like Obama and Biden actually believe a criminal will give up his gun? If they do, they are beyond stupid.

  2. Sohn Man

    They suck and completely violate my constitutional rights. Yes, I live in the People's Republic of California.

  3. David Urban

    I'm pissed that my state isn't completely red, it means that Virginia has laws that restrict my rights.

  4. Steve Huber

    Thankfully, I live in the great state of Tennessee where I can own just about any danged gun I want. AND, it's a SHALL-ISSUE state, so I have a carry permit as well!

  5. Steve Huber

    I've never heard of such a thing. There has to be more to the story than just carrying an AR-15 down the street! Got a link to the story or is this something you just "heard…"

  6. Lee Greger

    We as "legal" American citizens have to stand up to this and all administrations that restrict our Constitutional rights! We do not have king and queens, we have a president and not a dictator. Washington and the states governments work for us, not the other way around. If it is gun rights or any other Constitutional rights we as a nation have to stay on top of this! It is our right and our duty as Americans, one right goes they all go!

  7. Lee Greger

    We as "legal" American citizens have to stand up to this and all administrations that restrict our Constitutional rights! We do not have king and queens, we have a president and not a dictator. Washington and the states governments work for us, not the other way around. If it is gun rights or any other Constitutional rights we as a nation have to stay on top of this! It is our right and our duty as Americans, one right goes they all go!