US: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issues ranking of state gun laws

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has released its fourth annual scorecard, ranking all 50 US states according to laws that can prevent gun violence. Among high-scoring criteria were steps taken to prevent firearms trafficking; implementation of background checks on everyone who attempts to purchase a gun; and a ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. In a press release, they said, “California is a model of sensible gun laws. Its universal background check system, strong gun dealer regulations, and assault clip ban are just some of the laws that provide a road map to preventing gun violence. Meanwhile, Arizona, Alaska, and Utah do not have a single common sense gun law on their books”.
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