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Brady Campaign. 2008 ‘State Scorecard 2007.’ 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. 31 January

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State Scorecard 2007

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence… [released its annual scorecards of US state gun laws again] today for all 50 states.

Two-thirds of all states score less than 20 points out of 100. Almost half of all states score 10 points or less out of 100…

The Brady Scorecards are designed so that states can score up to 100 points across five major categories of laws: Curbing Firearm Trafficking; Strengthening Brady Background Checks; Child Safety; Banning Military-style Assault Weapons; and making it harder to carry Guns In Public Places…

The state with the strongest gun laws is California with 79 points, followed by New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland…

2007 Brady Campaign State Scorecard

State: Overall points (100 points)

Alabama: 15
Alaska: 4
Arizona: 6
Arkansas: 6
California: 79
Colorado: 16
Connecticut: 54
Delaware: 22
Florida: 8
Georgia: 9
Hawaii: 43
Idaho: 6
Illinois: 28
Indiana: 8
Iowa: 16
Kansas: 7
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 4
Maine: 12
Maryland: 53
Massachusetts: 54
Michigan: 22
Minnesota: 11
Mississippi: 5
Missouri: 4
Montana: 8
Nebraska: 10
Nevada: 11
New-Hampshire: 11
New-Jersey: 63
New-Mexico: 6
New-York: 51
North-Carolina: 20
North-Dakota: 4
Ohio: 13
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 18
Pennsylvania: 26
Rhode-Island: 47
South-Carolina: 11
South-Dakota: 6
Tennessee: 7
Texas: 9
Utah: 4
Vermont: 9
Virginia: 18
Washington: 18
West-Virginia: 4
Wisconsin: 12
Wyoming: 11

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

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