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Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign
Definition and Scoring Criteria

In its annual State Scorecards 2007-2011, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence ranked American states on the strength of their firearm legislation, using a scale on which the highest score was 100 points.

To view the scores, rankings by jurisdiction and the survey methodology, follow the citation links displayed on each of our tables and charts.

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

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