Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Ranking State Gun Laws: Ten States with the Weakest Gun Laws.’ Gun Laws Matter 2012: Understanding the Link Between Weak Laws and Gun Violence. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 17 April
Ranking State Gun Laws
[The US Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence] …ranked all fifty states based on 29 policy approaches to regulating firearms and ammunition.
Ten States with the Weakest Gun Laws
1. South Dakota
[Editor's Note: These rankings are subjective, and rely on the authors' assessment of effective regulation to prevent armed violence.]