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Brady Campaign. 2012 ‘State Scorecard 2011.’ State Gun Laws: Find Out Where Your State Ranks in Strong Gun Laws and Learn About Those Laws. Washington, DC: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 16 February

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State Scorecard 2011

For the 5th year in a row, the Brady Campaign has issued a 100-point scorecard ranking all 50 states on the basis of laws that can prevent gun violence, such as background checks on all gun sales, permit-to-purchase requirements, limiting handgun purchases to one a month, and retention of sales records. The scorecard ranks states for laws that were enacted by the end of 2011…

2011 Brady Campaign State Scorecard

State: Overall points (100 points)

Alabama: 14
Alaska: 0
Arizona: 0
Arkansas: 4
California: 81
Colorado: 15
Connecticut: 58
Delaware: 13
Florida: 3
Georgia: 8
Hawaii: 50
Idaho: 2
Illinois: 35
Indiana: 4
Iowa: 7
Kansas: 4
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 2
Maine: 7
Maryland: 45
Massachusetts: 65
Michigan: 25
Minnesota: 14
Mississippi: 4
Missouri: 4
Montana: 2
Nebraska: 5
Nevada: 5
New-Hampshire: 6
New-Jersey: 72
New-Mexico: 4
New-York: 62
North-Carolina: 16
North-Dakota: 2
Ohio: 7
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 15
Pennsylvania: 26
Rhode-Island: 44
South-Carolina: 8
South-Dakota: 4
Tennessee: 8
Texas: 4
Utah: 0
Vermont: 6
Virginia: 12
Washington: 15
West-Virginia: 4
Wisconsin: 3
Wyoming: 4

[Editor's Note: These rankings are subjective, and rely on the authors' assessment of effective regulation to prevent armed violence.]

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