March 25, 2013

Rankings Of Most Favorable 2A States In The Union

The following list was compiled by the Guns & Ammo Network in order of the least to most favorable states that support 2A rights.

51. Washington, DC
50. New York
49. New Jersey
48. Massachusetts
47. California
46. Hawaii
45. Connecticut
44. Illinois
43. Maryland
42. Rhode Island
41. Delaware
40. Washington
39. Minnesota
38. Iowa
37. Colorado
36. New Mexico
35. Ohio
34. Nebraska
33. Michigan
32. Idaho
31. Arkansas
30. Oklahoma
29. Maine
28. Oregon
27. South Dakota
26. North Dakota
25. Wisconsin
24. Virginia
23. Tennessee
22. Nevada
21. West Virginia
20. Pennsylvania
19. North Carolina
18. Mississippi
17. Louisiana
16. Indiana
15. Texas
14. South Carolina
13. Georgia
12. Florida
11. Montana
10. New Hampshire
9. Missouri
8. Kansas
7. Alabama
6. Wyoming
5. Kentucky
4. Utah
3. Alaska
2. Vermont
1. Arizona

States were measured on gun rights/friendliness to gun owners by the following criteria:
  • CCW/Open Carry: Only states that don’t require a permit for concealed or open carry scored a perfect 10 in this category. Everybody else was judged accordingly.
  • MSRs: States with no restrictions on the kind, type or number of modern sporting rifles (ARs, AKs, etc.) that can be owned or purchased scored a 10 in this category.
  • Class 3/NFA: The majority of states allow their citizens to own Class 3/NFA-type firearms (machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled rifles, etc.), provided they follow the federal licensing standard, but not every state is yea or nay.
  • Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground: States’ scores were determined based on how strong your the law is regarding self-defense in and out of the home, and whether in the right you’re immune from civil prosecution.
  • Miscellaneous: How pro-gun the state culture is has a lot to do with scoring in this category. Scores are based on the percentage of gun owners in the state, if there are any restrictions on gun or ammunition purchases or magazine capacity, pending pro- or anti-gun legislation, CCW reciprocity, and any restrictions on guns that not covered in the other categories.
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LL said...

We both live in dismal states.

Undergroundpewster said...

#13 Georgina?

sig94 said...

Pewster - fixed that!

Kid said...

Arizona or Bust. Actually I lived there for 20 years and most likely will again.

They have great gun policies but Good Lord they suck at electing governors and senators. Exception for the current governor.