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Brady Campaign. 2011 ‘State Scorecard 2010.’ 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. 4 May

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State Scorecard 2010…

For the 4th year in a row, the Brady Campaign has released 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, and laws that help police crack down on corrupt gun dealers. Today's report - which features an inter-active U.S. map that flashes scores - ranks states for laws that were in effect by the end of 2010. It reveals that 31 states have few gun laws or none, while the six states that rank in the top tier, including California, which earned 80 points, have strong and effective gun laws. Arizona, Alaska, and Utah earned 0 points…

According to the Centers for Disease Control, California ranks 33rd in the nation in gun deaths per 100,000 people. The next five states atop the Brady Scorecard rank 45th, 48th, 46th, 47th, and 50th in gun deaths per 100,000 people…

2010 Brady Campaign State Scorecard

State: Overall points (100 points)

Alabama: 16
Alaska: 0
Arizona: 0
Arkansas: 4
California: 80
Colorado: 15
Connecticut: 58
Delaware: 15
Florida: 5
Georgia: 8
Hawaii: 50
Idaho: 2
Illinois: 35
Indiana: 4
Iowa: 7
Kansas: 4
Kentucky: 2
Louisiana: 2
Maine: 9
Maryland: 45
Massachusetts: 65
Michigan: 25
Minnesota: 14
Mississippi: 6
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: 4
Ohio: 9
Oklahoma: 2
Oregon: 17
Pennsylvania: 26
Rhode-Island: 44
South-Carolina: 10
South-Dakota: 4
Tennessee: 8
Texas: 6
Utah: 0
Vermont: 6
Virginia: 16
Washington: 17
West-Virginia: 4
Wisconsin: 8
Wyoming: 8

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

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