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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Why Gun Laws Matter.’ 2013 State Scorecard. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 2 December

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2013 US State Scorecard

Because state laws differ widely, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence have teamed up to evaluate and compare the laws of all fifty states.

Together, we have ranked all fifty states based on thirty policy approaches to regulating guns and ammunition, such as: background checks on gun sales; reporting lost or stolen firearms; and prohibiting dangerous people from purchasing weapons.

State: Ranking

Alabama: D-
Alaska: F
Arizona: F
Arkansas: F
California: A-
Colorado: C
Connecticut: A-
Delaware: B-
Florida: F
Georgia: F
Hawaii: B+
Idaho: F
Illinois: B
Indiana: D-
Iowa: C-
Kansas: F
Kentucky: F
Louisiana: F
Maine: F
Maryland: A-
Massachusetts: B+
Michigan: C
Minnesota: C
Mississippi: F
Missouri: F
Montana: F
Nebraska: D
Nevada: F
New Hampshire: D-
New Jersey: A-
New Mexico: F
New York: A-
North Carolina: D
North Dakota: F
Ohio: D
Oklahoma: F
Oregon: D+
Pennsylvania: C
Rhode Island: B-
South Carolina: F
South Dakota: F
Tennessee: F
Texas: F
Utah: F
Vermont: F
Virginia: D
Washington: C
West Virginia: F
Wisconsin: C-
Wyoming: F

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

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